Rostrevor school kids work set to star in Garden Show Contest

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Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

Pupils from Kilbroney Integrated Primary School in Rostrevor are hoping to be the best in their field as they put the finishing touches to the scarecrow they have created for Northern Ireland’s largest gardening festival – Allianz Garden Show Ireland, which takes place in Antrim Castle Gardens from 4th – 6th May 2018.

After weeks of hard work and with the help of their teachers and classroom assistants the Kilbroney Integrated Primary School scarecrow is en route to Allianz Scarecrow Avenue, where the new occupant will enter the Allianz Scarecrow Avenue competition, which is coordinated by the Integrated Education Fund and has created great excitement in schools across Northern Ireland.



Visitors to the Show will be greeted on arrival by the scarecrows which have taken up residence along the entrance pathway, Allianz Scarecrow Avenue.

Scarecrows are designed and made by children from integrated primary schools throughout Northern Ireland.

Each school will be hoping that their scarecrows will catch the eye of the judges and scoop an award, which are presented for the best Scarecrow in a number of categories including Best in Show, Scariest, Traditional, Eco-Friendly and this year’s special category, Best Nursery Rhyme Character.



Brian Small, Fundraising Manager at the Integrated Education Fund commented, “The Integrated Education Fund is once again delighted to be coordinating the participation of integrated primary schools in the “Allianz Scarecrow Avenue” competition at Allianz Garden Show Ireland. 

“The competition has become a central part of the show and there is always tremendous excitement as schools prepare to enter their scarecrows into the competition.

He added, “After a really successful show last year we are looking forward to seeing the creative, colourful and imaginative line-up of scarecrows on display at this year’s Allianz Garden Show Ireland.”



Allianz Garden Show Ireland is taking place 4th – 6th May at Antrim Castle Gardens. A three-day festival with a bloomin’ great line-up of flowers, food, crafts, music, dedicated kids zone and so much more. 

The family-friendly event is worth visiting and will appeal to all ages. 

To buy tickets and keep updated on news, follow the Show on Facebook and Twitter or visit



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