The TVLP ran a mini garden design competition in March & April 2022 to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Thanks to the support and assistance of our wonderful TVLP Champions, school art departments and Pupil Premium colleagues, we had student entries from five of our schools: Holyport College, St Joseph’s Catholic High School, Slough & Eton C of E Business & Enterprise College, St Mary’s School Ascot, and The Langley Academy.
THE TWO WINNING ENTRIES WERE:
Charley West, student at Holyport College.
Kitkin Thorneycroft and Milly Handel, students at St Mary’s School Ascot
Charley’s design reflected the pattern of the union jack and was chosen by our judges for this reason.
Kitkin and Milly’s design followed a purple and white theme and included lavenders, alliums, asters, & veronica.
TWO COMMENDED ENTRIES were also chosen by our judges. They belong to Anbarasi Ramalingam and Ayah Hassan, both students at The Langley Academy.
The TVLP Coordinator liaised with the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead to secure a location, with Hillier Garden Centre Sunningdale to judge the competition and collect and store the planted donated by them, to source the wood for the raised beds and horse shoes for the sculptures, and with students and staff across 6 different TVLP schools (Eton College, Holyport College, The Langley Academy, St Joseph’s Catholic High School, St Mary’s School Ascot, and The Windsor Boys’ School) to create the raised bed mini gardens at The Goswells in Windsor.
PLANTING. Students at The Langley Academy (Anbarasi and Ayah, pictured below), and St Joseph’s Catholic High School (Rebecca), assisted the TVLP Coordinator Clare Matheson in planting the 2 TVLP Queen’s Platinum Jubilee raised beds (pictured below).
MAKING THE BEDS: Two members of staff from Eton College’s Buildings – Trades team (Sean Marsh and Julian Groocock) constructed the 2 raised (pictured below). Students from The Windsor Boys’ School (Josh Askew, Daniel Drake & Timur Filyk, also pictured below) donated an hour of their time to help shovel top soil into one of the TVLP Queen’s Platinum Jubilee raised beds.
SCULPTURES for the 2 mini gardens were created by students at the Design Schools at Eton College, using locally sourced used horse shoes (pictured below). The idea for these sculptures came from Kitkin and Milly’s design entry (mentioned above).