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Free competition on registration - Children from 5 to 10 years old

Nurseries for nurseries in a nutshell

The "Nurseries for Nurseries" competition is a friendly contest launched by the French Embassy in China and Limagrain China to grow vegetable gardens in kindergartens and primary schools.

Who can participate

Schools can participate free of charge. Registrations start on November 1st and end by Chinese New Year for the following spring.

Each school presents 1 team of maximum 50 children with at least 2 team leaders (teachers or parents) to organize one or several classes with children from 5 to 10 years old.

Each team has access to at least 20 sqm.

What schools will get

Starting kits provided to the schools include : the Young Gardener Manual (based on GNIS' French school gardening programme called "Jardinons à l'école" - www.jardinonsalecole.org), seeds, soil, organic fertilizer and tools.

For the first season 2015-2016

  • 23 participating schools (primary schools and kindergartens)
  • Covering 6 Beijing districts - Xicheng, Dongcheng, Haidian, Chaoyang, Shijingshan, Shunyi
  • 800 children directly involved in the competition and nearly 50 teachers coaching them
  • A total of 22.262 children impacted by this activity

For the second season 2016-2017

> Will take place from September 2016 to June 2017
> Will be crowned by a prize giving ceremony at the French Embassy to recognize and celebrate the efforts and accomplishment of all participants
> Any school in China can participate FREE of charge
> Each school can put forward 1 team with a maximum of 50 children, which can be comprised of children from one or several classes as long as the children are between 5 and 10 years old. The school must have at least 2 team leaders (teachers or parents) to oversee the project and act as liaison with the organizers
> Suggest each team should have access to at least 20m2 to plant their garden

If you are interested, please download the flyer and the registration form and return us by email nurseriesnurseries@163.com before January 27th, 2017 for registration.

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