Flowerbed design competition: Winner announced!

We’re delighted to announce that the winners of the Rookery Centenary Flowerbed Design Competition are the Eco-warriors from Sunnyhill Primary School. The Eco-warrriors are a group of 10 children from across different year groups who have shown a particular enthusiasm for environmental issues. 

The winning design:



“The big tree in the middle of the circle represents all the trees in the Rookery.  The 100 of course represents 100 years of the Rookery.   The squirrel is all the squirrels you see.  There are also two streams there.  With white for the White Garden.  The other colours are for the many coloured flowers you see in the Rookery.” (by the Eco-warriors)

Runners up: Isabel McLaughlin, Hitherfield Primary School
Rebecca Nwaaokoro, Hitherfield Primary School
Sian, Woodmansterne Primary School
Commended: Beyonce, Hitherfield Primary School
Ehsan Zandi, Crown Lane Primary School
Lojian (4F), Woodmansterne Primary School
Salma, Sunnyhill Primary School
Sophie Javinar, Woodmansterne Primary School
Zoe Lees, Woodmansterne Primary School
The panel of judges were particularly impressed by designs which incorporated physical features of the Rookery and which showed the children had thought about what the Rookery means to them. The entries were judged by William Rose (children’s illustrator), Clarence Riley (Parks Officer, London Borough of Lambeth), Joyce Bellamy (Friends of Streatham Common), Sophie Hussey (Friends of Streatham Common) and Charlotte Dove (Rookery Centenary Project Coordinator).
The new design should be installed in late May and we plan to hold a small event to celebrate the winning design.
Thank you to Streatham Action and Lambeth Forum Network for their support of this project, which is also funded by the Friends of Streatham Common.

One thought on “Flowerbed design competition: Winner announced!

  • March 12, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    I’m the father of Sian Merrick…one of your runner-ups. Please can you put up a picture of her design (and the other near-misses)?


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