Latest from the Vege Challenge:

Winners Announced!

June 23, 2022
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We have been absolutely thrilled with the engagement and participation of so many schools keen to teach their students gardening. 


Overall Winner

Winner - Brunswick School

Runner Up - Whanganui Intermediate School


Best Looking Garden (Independent Judge from SGC)

Winner - Brunswick School

Second Equal - Whanganui City College
Second Equal - Rutherford Junior High


Most Innovative Garden (Independent Judge from SGC)
Helpful, practical & clever garden additions. Extending learnings from the garden and benefits wider school and community. 

1st Equal - Whanganui Girls College
1st Equal - Brunswick School
1st Equal - Whanganui Intermediate School

2nd Equal - Whanganui City College
2nd Equal - Keith Street School
2nd Equal - Churton School


Carrot Growing (Independent Judge from SGC)
Winner - Whanganui Intermediate School

2nd Equal - Brunswick School
2nd Equal - Okoia School


Broccoli Growing (Independent Judge from SGC)

1st Equal Winner - Brunswick School
1st Equal Winner - Rutherford Junior High
1st Equal Winner - Whanganui City College
1st Equal Winner - Whanganui Girls College
1st Equal Winner - Whanganui Intermediate School


Peoples Choice Award
The public voted for their favourite garden based on anonymous, numbered photos of each school's garden.

Winner - Brunswick School

Runner Up - Kai Iwi School

Participating Schools for 2022

Click on the summaries below to see the latest photos and info for each school participating in the School Vege Challenge 2022.

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Whanganui City College

Our vision is to get our students involved to gain life skills and learn how to grow their own food.
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Upokongaro School

We are a small school with loads of enthusiasm. Our students love getting outdoors, and the School Vege Challenge will be a great way to do this.
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Whanganui Girls College

The School Vege Challenge gives us a perfect opportunity for the students who are interested in gardening, to learn and develop more of their skills.
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Keith Street School

Growing our own veges on site will support our tamariki to gain greater understanding of how healthy food is grown.
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Rutherford Junior High

We already know how to grow plants, we’re going to win!
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Brunswick School

We are excited to participate in the School Vege Challenge as a motivator to get our students into the vege garden.
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Kai Iwi School

Our school vision is to grow the biggest and healthiest fruit and vegetables by working together.
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Tawhero School

Vegetables are yum! We are going to win!
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Aranui School

We loved participating in the School Vege Challenge in 2021 and the children have asked to do it again this year.
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Te Kura o Kokohuia

The Castlecliff area can be difficult with the sand and strong winds but we are super excited to get our garden started.
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Whanganui Intermediate School

We are planning a new school & community garden for educational and therapeutic use. We are starting small but dreaming big!
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Carlton School

Our kura love gardening and learning new skills along the way, they all have their own take on gardening and all have individual strengths.
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Whanganui Collegiate School

The students of Whanganui Collegiate School are looking forward to the School Vege Challenge.
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Churton School

We participated in the 2021 School Vege Challenge and our environment team really engaged in the process.
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Okoia School

Our students are already brimming with great questions like, “How can we tell if it’s a slug or caterpillar eating the plants?”
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Durie Hill School

We don’t yet have a school vege garden at Durie Hill School so this is a great opportunity for us to get started.
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