A KILWINNING school has been announced as one of the winners in a national garden design competition.

Pupils from Corsehill Primary have been selected as winners of the nationwide competition to ‘Design a One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden’.

This will see them now bring their creations to life for display at the Gardening Scotland exhibition in Edinburgh this June.

Schools from across Scotland were invited to enter the competition, set up by environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful.

Pupils were encouraged to develop designs for a garden that would reflect the 2018 theme of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, utilising plants that can be eaten and attract biodiversity, and reusing materials which would otherwise be thrown away.

With entries from across 24 of Scotland’s 32 local authority areas in the third year of the competition, Corsehill Primary school was selected to plant and grow their winning design, which will ultimately form part of the Garden for Life area at the 2018 Gardening Scotland exhibition.

As part of the Eco-Schools programme, the competition aimed to encourage children’s awareness, skills and understanding of food and the environment, in a fun, hands-on and informal manner.

Eve Keepax, food and environment officer at Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “We look forward to working with the pupils from Corsehill Primary school and seeing their designs create The Garden for Life.

“For the third year running, we have been so excited by the diverse and inspiring entries to our annual One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden Design Competition, and everyone’s interpretation of this years new theme – the UN Global Goals.

“This competition is a practical, yet fun, way to learn about growing food sustainably, and why it is important to them.”

The winning schools were selected by representatives from Keep Scotland Beautiful, the Garden for Life Forum, Gardening Scotland and SCVO which leads Scotland’s Sustainable Development Goals Network.