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Eyemouth Enhancement Group

Eyemouth
Entrant Category: Coastal Town
Category: Judged
2021 Certificate

Silver Gilt

Silver Gilt
2021 Awards Young People Award

A small group which works within the town to make it a nicer place. The group works with the local kids from the high school, getting them involved in planting thousands of daffodil bulbs around the town. The group gets no assistance from the local authority and tries to grow most of the plants themselves.

In 2021, Eyemouth Enhancement Group won the Young People Award: It’s unusual today for a secondary school to have horticulture in the curriculum, taught by a specialist teacher. The High School in Eyemouth has a well-equipped area, with a large polytunnel and glasshouse, and horticulture is taught as a practical course. Students are also allocated an area of the nearby allotments to work on in groups, and, when the school was closed during lockdown, the teacher kept the courses going virtually. Eyemouth Enhahncement Group works closely with the school, with many of their plants for the town raised in the school facilities. Also in the town, youth groups are involved in bulb and container planting.

 

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