Salisbury school wins VIP day at the Natural History Museum

A group of pupils from St Osmund’s Primary School in Salisbury have won £1,000 for their school and a VIP trip to the Natural History Museum in London.

The school’s gardening club, run by parent Xanthe Dell, were inspired to enter the competition, which ran in National Geographic Kids magazine to support the OPAL project.

OPAL put up the prize from its Big Lottery Fund grant to help encourage schools to improve their outdoor spaces.

Entrants were asked to create a nature collage out of natural items they could find in their playground. The children, aged between 5 and 11, worked together to design their collage, which beat 180 other entrants to the prize.

On Thursday 16 July the children were treated to a behind-the-scenes tour at the Natural History Museum, special Museum goodie bags and free entry to Butterfly Jungle.

Mark Fowler, the head teacher at St Osmund’s Primary School, said, “The children couldn’t believe that they had actually won this fantastic prize. Many of them had never been to the Natural History Museum before so it is a really special treat for them."

"The money will help to make our gardens and playground an even more enjoyable place to spend time - for both the children and their teachers.”

Keep an eye on the Kids Zone for future competitions which will be announced soon.

The winning entry

The winning entry

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