This year, students at Britannica International School, Shanghai have been taking part in the Nurseries for Nurseries competition for young gardeners at school.

The friendly contest, organised by the French Embassy in China and Limagrain China, has seen Britannica’s pupils grow vegetables, learn about sustainability and the environment, and take a greater interest in healthy eating and living. Britannica’s budding gardeners have been busy growing carrots, radishes, herbs and sunflowers in a new garden at school. Pupils have worked hard but had fun watching plants and vegetables grow and checking to make sure they had just the right amount of water. The first season of Nurseries for Nurseries (2015-2016) was a tremendous success with 22,262 children impacted by the project from schools across Beijing and Gansu Province. This year, sees the contest extend to Shanghai. The winner of the contest will be crowned at a prize giving ceremony at the French Embassy to recognise and celebrate the efforts and accomplishments of all participants. More information can be found at or visit our website at