Creek and Spot Bay Primary School students were busy tending the school’s garden over the past few months, and their efforts paid off.

Creek and Spot Bay Primary won first place for Grow Boxes and first place for Display, and the Year 3 class earned an honorable mention at last week’s Agriculture Show.

The students worked on preparing their entries in the School Garden Competition.

For the competition, the Department of Agriculture provided each school with a garden kit, consisting of 20 seedlings, seeds and fertilizer.

Prizes were awarded based on demonstrating crop care and maintenance, nutrition, weed control and disease management, the quality of the garden features, including aesthetics, and the yield and quality of their produce.

The students also created information materials for the contest.

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