On 21st June year 6 children from Braunston School took part in activities to discover more about Jetty Fields. Their follow-up work was judged for the awarding of the annual Gallie Prize.
This year the standard of the children’s entries was higher than ever. In judging the entries we were looking for information about the different environments in the pocket park and the landscape it is set in as well as for interesting ways of communicating the information.
Joe Adams made a model of an allotment in a lid. It was awarded highly commended because of his attention to detail. As well as the vegetable plots he included a shed with a rain butt and a compost heap with a spade demonstrating excellent model-making skills. Libby Walton’s poster entry was also highly commended. The judges liked the details in her drawing of an allotment; old CDs as bird-scarers and netting to protect crops.
The runner up was Poppy Craig with her display which included good photos and drawings linked to descriptive text and a thoughtful poem which even referred to the south-facing aspect. Well-done on your excellent presentation. The winner of the first prize and Gallie Competition cup-holder is Elena Tennant. Her 3D model linked with information cards was superb. She showed excellent skill in transforming the map into a larger scale for the model which was covered in great photos.
We would like to thank all the children for their entries which included a labelled pair of shoes and an allotment which was revealed as you opened a box. Well done everybody. I greatly enjoyed your enthusiasm in looking at the landscape and running around identifying trees.
Thanks are also due to Chris Burton for taking the children around, to Carol Barnes for showing the allotments, to Gloria Oliver for interrupting her planting to talk to the children and to the staff of Braunston School who accompanied the group.