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RHS Campaign for School Gardening

RHS Campaign for School Gardening


Awarding body:  RHS

Description of award:


The RHS Campaign for School Gardening inspires and supports schools to provide children with gardening opportunities to enhance their skills and boost their development.

Our work with schools has shown that the direct benefits of gardening for children are wide-ranging:

Improves physical and mental well-being
Builds life skills such as confidence, teamwork, and communication
Enhances literacy, numeracy, and oracy skills
Enriches the entire curriculum from science, maths, and geography, to art, design, and languages
Encourages a better and healthier lifestyle
Teaches about the environment and sustainability
Helps young people engage with their surroundings better and develop a sense of responsibility


How does the whole school contribute to the award?:


All classes are timetabled for gardening lessons in which they complete a variety of activities and projects that link with different curricula and awards such as Eco-schools and the RHS School Gardening Award.



Milestones/achievements from the award:


2020: Level 3

2019: Level 2

2018: Level 1


Length of time school has had the award:


2-3 years