Tarmon N.S. Ballinphuill, Castlerea Co. Roscommon were the Agri Aware Incredible Edibles Champion School for 2020/21. The children produced a bumper crop of vegetables from their polytunnel, successfully hatched chickens, and reused old tyres to create flower beds.
The Roscommon School beat off competition from nearly 1600 other entries with over 44,000 students getting involved in the Agri Aware Incredible Edibles programme. Frank Feighan Minister for Public Health, Wellbeing and the National Drugs Strategy was on hand to present the prizes to the winning school. This year’s programme focussed on Wellness while the biodiversity of the packs given to schools was enhanced by the addition of wildflower seeds for the first time.
Presenting the prizes to the winner's Minister Feighan said “I’m delighted to be here in my local area today to meet the winners of the 2021 Incredible Edibles and congratulate them all on their hard work. Encouraging schools across the country to get busy growing carrots, lettuce, potatoes, strawberries, turnips and herbs is a superb idea and one that I am delighted that we are helping fund through Healthy Ireland.”
Alan Jagoe Chairman of Agri Aware said:
“Agri Aware are delighted the Incredible Edibles Programme was a great success this year. The super work that students and teachers put into sowing, growing and cooking their fruit and vegetables was great to see.
“I’d like to thank the teachers and the students for getting involved and to all of the partners for their continued support of the Incredible Edibles programme.”
Full List of WINNERS
- 1st Place - Ms. Michelle Flannery's 1st & 2nd Class/Whole School Tarmon N.S. Ballinphuill, Castlerea Co. Roscommon
- 2nd Place - Ms.Lucy Larkin's 3rd Class Scoil Mhuire, Latton, Castleblayney Co. Monaghan
- 3rd Place - Elizabeth Lane - Entire School of Loughfouder NS Knocknagoshel Tralee Co. Kerry (ONLINE)
- BEST HOME SCHOOL - Ms. Catherine M.Skelly Homeschool, 5th Class Co. Dublin
- BEST AS GAEIGLE - Ms. Rachel Ní Shiúlaí - 1st Class - Scoil Uí Cheithearnaigh Garbally Drive Ballinasloe Co.Galway (ONLINE)
- BEST ONLINE - Mr.Tommy Gunning's, 2nd Class Ballinspittle NS Ballinspittle NS Kinsale Co. Cork. (ONLINE)
- * NEW* BEST SPECIAL SCHOOL - Ms. Karen Moore's Special Fifth Class, Fr. Cullen Memorial School Tinryland NS, Co. Carlow