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SCAN is an Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales project, which helps schools promote Education for Sustainable Development.

April 2010

Daffodil Drawing Competition 2010

Posted by Danielle Cowell on 27 April 2010

Winners 2009-10

Pupils were asked to draw and label their daffodils. We received many fantastic drawings!

Professor Plant awarded each school and home educated family with sets of sturdy binoculars and easy to construct birdhouses.


Alexandra Jones - Home educated


Tabitha Jones - Home educated


Huw Butterworth - Home educated

Leon Queely - Cwmfelin Primary


Thomas Minen - Cwmfelin Primary


Tom Butterworth - Home educated.


Morgan Lawrence - Cwmfelin Primary.
Francesca Rees - Cwmfelin Primary
Thomas Minen - Cwmfelin Primary

Certificates & prizes for Super Scientists!

Posted by Danielle Cowell on 21 April 2010
Competition winners! Pentrepoeth Primary and home educated families - daffodil picking at the really Welsh farm.
Picking and bunching.
Director of really Welsh company, Richard Arnold, explaining how to be a good daffodil farmer.
Pupils picking their own.
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Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Spring Bulbs for Schools investigation this year! Participants completed challenges and kept weather records to earn Super Scientist certificates & prizes. Many thanks to the really Welsh company for supplying our daffodils and the 1st prize - a daffodil picking day at their farm near Bridgend. Also a big thanks to the staff at Kenfig Nature Reserve.

The standard was extremely high this year and Professor Plant would like to thank all the schools that made this investigation a success! Below are details of the schools and home educated participants who excelled.

1st place: Pentrepoeth Junior School, Morriston, Swansea. Lead by teacher Kay Mills. Prize: A trip to the really Welsh farm & Kenfig Nature Reserve. 

2nd place: Glyncollen Primary School also of Morriston, Swansea. Lead by teacher Ann Richards. Prize: A pair of digital binoculars.

Home educated winners: The Jones family from Llandrindod Wells and the Butterworth family from Carmarthenshire have shown real commitment to their recording. Prize: A trip to the really Welsh farm & Kenfig Nature Reserve. 

Highly commended schools: Ysgol Nant Y Coed, Ysgol Talhaiarn, Howell's School Llandaff, Ysgol Y Ffridd, Ysgol Porth Y Felin, Pembroke Dock Community school, Ysgol Penycae (Ystradgynlais) Prizes: Super scientist certificates and seedlings for their school. 

Schools noted for their dedication and good record keeping: Ysgol Gynradd Deganwy Primary, Milford Haven Junior school, St. Joseph's R C Primary, Coleg Powys, Glan Conwy, Ysgol Iau Hen Golwyn, Ysgol Pen Y Garth, Bishop Childs CIW Primary School, Murch Junior School, Newton Primary, Oakfield Primary school, Windsor Clive Primary, Ysgol Gynradd Brynconin, Ysgol Gynradd Deganwy Primary. Prizes: Each pupil to receive super scientist certificates and seedlings for their school.

Late flowers = late report: Normally by now we are able to compare this years flowering dates with those recorded in previous years, but as it has been so cold - some records are still being sent in. Over the next few weeks Professor Plant will be working on this report and it will be published on the Spring Bulbs for Schools website

Easter daffs!

Posted by Danielle Cowell on 1 April 2010

Finally, my daffodils opened on the 28th of March. Here are a few pictures. Many more have now opened in the schools across Wales. Happy Easter!