Simon Pugh-Jones

Teacher in charge of the Writhlington Orchid Project

Well done team

A big well done tonight to my amazing team of staff and students. Everyone has managed to stay awake when needed, enjoyed the wonderful Rwandan food, made friends with our great partners but most of all really worked as a team, looking out for each other and mucking in together. The next two weeks are […]


Off to a great start

The team are all settled down for their first night under a Rwandan sky. Everything is going to plan and I must thank our friends at Kitabi College for making us feel very looked after from the moment we arrived. It has been a real pleasure to get to know Marshall Banamwana an inspirational Lecturer […]


Orchid Project at the Launch of new Royal Society report

Today is the launch of the Royal Society’s Vision report for the future of science and maths education https://royalsociety.org/education/policy/vision/ and Writhlington has been involved through student Zoe Barnes and teacher Simon Pugh-Jones. The pair were invited to a breakfast meeting at the House of Lords, with parliamentarians and leading scientists, where Zoe started the meeting […]


Jacob wins a place in the finals of the RHS Young Gardener of the Year

The Writhlington Orchid Projects top grower, Jacob Coles, has reached the finals of Young Gardener of the Year. The competition is organised each year by the Royal Horticultural Society and Jacob is joined in the finals by twelve other top young gardeners from across the UK. Jacob has been awarded a video camera as a […]