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School Wheelbarrow competition

Around the World in 41 Barrows

Around the World in 41 Barrows

For 2019, the ever-popular School Wheelbarrow Competition had a new theme, Around The World in 41 Barrows.

Schools in the Midlands area were encouraged to look at the plants and gardens, as well as the architecture and cultures, of the world for their inspiration, creating a homage to their chosen land in the space of a barrow! From the Zen gardens of Japan to the intense patterns of Morocco, the bulbs of the Netherlands to the Alpine flora of Switzerland, each barrow was a creative and colourful potted tribute to the countries of the world as seen through the eyes of the school children.

2019 Winners

Best Primary School, Oasis Academy Hobmoor

Best Secondary School, Hodge Hill College 

Visitors' Vote, Acocks Green Primary School 

Wheelbarrows 2019

Schools that took part in 2019:

Roots to Fruit
Western Primary Winchester
Brownsover Rugby
Hodge Hill
Rookery School
Somerville
Acocks Green Academy
Worlds End School
Allens Croft
Moseley
Tame Valley
The Orchards Primary
Selly Oak Primary
Park Hill
Rednahill
Wheelers Lane
Parkfield
Oasis Academy
Welsh House Farm
Baskerville
The Oval
Skilts School
Brownsover Community
Bellfield Infant
Fox Hollies
Victoria School
Lordswood Boys
Thornton
Springfield House Community Special School
Lyndon Green Primary
Lea Forest Academy
Mayflower
Hollywood Primary School
Bordesley Green Primary School
Weeke Primary School
Woodhouse Primary School
Penn Hall School
Oasis Academy Hobmoor
Oasis Academy Boulton
Warren Farm Primary School
Featherstone Primary School
Please note that due to the nature of this competition (specifically the collection/delivery of barrows) it is open to schools in the Midlands, UK, only.
School excursions to the Show

School excursions to the Show

Schools taking part in the School Wheelbarrow competition are automatically offered a certain number of pupil and teacher tickets to attend the show. Schools who are not taking part but would like to attend, or those participating who'd like additional tickets, can purchase  tickets for our Schools Day, prices for 2020 are still to be confirmed. 

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