Academy Celebrates Award Winning RHS Garden – 24/07/2018
Students and staff were celebrating at Knutsford Academy after winning the ‘Best High School Garden’ award at the RHS Tatton Flower Show.
This was the first time the Academy had entered a garden at the show, James Routs from the Academy and who led the project commented, ‘We were absolutely delighted to win this award, this was the culmination of over 6 months work and involved students across the school from Year 7 through to the Sixth Form together with a number of staff getting involved too.”
The school were provided a theme for the garden by the RHS which was the artist and film director Steve McQueen. The garden told the story of his award winning film ’12 Years a Slave’, it included a replica cotton plantation, vegetable garden, a footpath to represent the 12 Years and a backdrop of New York Townhouses from the 1850’s.
The garden was on display for all five days and James commented further, “We were busy all five days with students and staff at the garden, the visitors to the show took a real interest in our theme and how we had brought it to life.”