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.