Sunday, 18 July 2010

Community In Bloom Award

Mayflower Secondary School YEG garden was ranked Silver in the Community in Bloom (CIB) Award 2010. Here Mrs Ess is holding the award with two YEGs, Jeremia (left) and Gordon(right)

The YEGs are responsibel for the awards. Credits goes to them

Here are some information about the CIB.

Community in Bloom Awards 2010 saw a 45% increase in the number of participating gardens this year compared to the previous year.

A total of 279 community gardens took part in the biennial competition, organised by the National Parks Board (NParks) to recognise and reward excellence in gardening efforts by community groups in public and private housing estates, educational institutions and organisations.

NParks received 193 entries in 2008.

Since the awards were started in 2005, the total number of entries has been increasing for every year it was held. Organised for the fourth year, the awards also saw an increase in participation in each category.

There are in total 124 entries from public housing estates (80 in 2008); 23 from private housing estates (17 in 2008); 83 from educational institutes (47 in 2008); 49 from organisations (31 in 2008.
The awards was presented to the 279 gardening groups during the Singapore Garden Festival 2010 at Suntec International Convention and Exhibition Centre in July.

Mdm Faridah and Mr Mark Cheng also took the opportunity to visit the Singapore Garden Festival where they gather ideas to make improvement for the YEG garden.

Mdm Faridah considering the possibility of expanding the orchard garden in school.

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