RHS Young School Gardener of the Year 2015

Eòghainn Simpson
11 years old from Whinhill Primary School, Greenock
KS3/P7-S2 Finalist

About Eòghainn

Eòghainn has a natural aptitude for gardening and has influenced his peer groups to become more involved in establishing borders around the school. He has shared his knowledge, understanding and love of plants with all year groups across the school, including the nursery classes. He is pleasant, kind and patient with pupils and staff alike, and is especially gifted in working with those with additional support needs.

Judges' comments

“Eòghainn is Whinhill’s very own Monty Don! He clearly has excellent knowledge and some wonderful gardening skills which will only get stronger.”
“I really liked Eòghainn’s attitude and he comes across as a very considerate and polite young man. It was wonderful to see him passing on his knowledge to the younger children and he clearly has a wide range of skills.”
“Eòghainn is only 11, so the youngest in his age category, but he already knows a lot and is very gifted. I would be interested to see how he grows in future and would love to see him back in the competition in a few years.”

Eòghainn's entry video


See the profiles of our other winners and finalists:

Fred Wilcox
Kenzo Marbrow-Wright
Molly Hall
Matthew Cossins

KS1/P1-2 Finalists
Alice Smallman
Harrison Coombs
Louisa Mossman

KS2/P3-6 Finalists
Imani Fenton-Roach
Jack Hazell
Rosanna Wright

KS3/P7-S2 Finalists
Dylan Ayling
Jess Buckle

KS4/S2-3 Finalists
Keri Kerr
Liam Luckhurst
Thomas McBride

View the winners and finalists from previous years:

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2015

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