The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Campaign for School Gardening has four aims and objectives:
- To encourage all schools to get growing and to acknowledge the right of every child to get involved in gardening.
- To demonstrate the value of gardening in enriching the curriculum, teaching life skills and contributing to children’s mental and physical health.
- To convince everyone involved with education in schools of the value of gardening in developing active citizens and carers for the environment.
- To show how gardening can contribute to a sustainable environment.
The overarching aim is to raise the profile of gardens as a natural, sustainable resource which has the capacity to offer curricular, social and emotional benefits to pupils. In addition, the school will receive a School Gardening Award and resources to improve the school grounds.
As part of our campaign, we have introduced a Gardening Club during Enrichment activities each Friday afternoon. The Club has proved very popular and our children have already made a difference to the School Grounds. Take a look at some photographs of the start of our Gardening Club journey and keep a look out for further photographs showing how the journey is progressing.