RHS School Gardening Awards 2017

Develop your garden and earn great rewards:

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What:

  • The RHS School Gardening Awards inspire and support schools to provide young people with gardening opportunities to enhance their skills and boost their development.
  • RHS’ work with schools has shown the following direct benefits of gardening for young people:
    • Improves physical and mental well-being
    • Builds life skills such as confidence, teamwork and communication
    • Enhances literacy, numeracy and oratory 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
  • This rewards scheme is made up of 5 levels that help you turn your garden into a valuable resource.
  • Successfully completed levels will be awarded with a certificate and brilliant reward worth up to £200!

When:

  • Open to entry all year round 🙂

How:

  • Join the campaign by speaking to a teacher at your school and pointing them in this direction: https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/Register
  • Each level is nice and straightforward to achieve by submitting a few words and photos via the RHS website.
  • To become a Five Star Gardening school, you’ll need to write up to 300 words on a gardening project involving the local community, accompanied by 6 photos or short film.

Happy gardening!