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2019 Competitions

In partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society, the 2019 Hanson Box included a ‘Spectacular Plants’ kit along side a Spectacular Plants and How to Grow Them book. 

The kit included seeds of the sensitive plant (Mimosa pudica) and a drawing competition which invited children to imagine and draw their own ‘spectacular plant’!

Hundreds of drawings were submitted – some showing ‘teacher-eating plants’, others depicted plants that grew chocolate bars and sweets! The entries we received showed incredible imagination and great artistic skill. 

The Hanson Box team selected three winners, each of which were sent their very own ‘mini-jungle’ of exotic plants which they could grow at their school, using the Spectacular Plants and How to Grow book sent in the 2019 Hanson Box.

2019 Winners

Below are the drawings of the three winners! Many congratulations again to Paige, Edgar and Megan for their great designs, and well done to all that took part:

1st place: Paige, Churchwood Primary Academy, East Sussex.

2nd Place: Edgar, Bitterne Manor Primary School, Hampshire.  

3rd Prize: Megan, Church Langton Primary School, Harborough

Request next year’s Hanson Box for your school to take part in new competitions and activities!

Hanson Boxes (and all of the resources that they contain) are completely free for schools (including shipping).

Each box is full of specially designed educational books, DVDs, activity kits and lesson plans to help educators empower children.

We send and donate thousands of Hanson Boxes to schools every year.

We create new resources every year, so each Hanson Box is unique and exciting!

Due to demand, we are sending next year’sHanson Box only to schools that request it.

Click the “Request Your Box” link to make sure your school receives a box next year!

We hope that these resources have enhanced learning and inspired students.

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