The annual RHS Green Plan It Challenge is back for another year and they are on the lookout for teams of Year 8-9 / S2-3 students to take part.
This is an exciting project designed to get young people thinking about the roles plants play in our lives and why green spaces are so important to us.
What is it?
Green Plan It is a ten week challenge in the Autumn Term, which encourages Year 8 and 9 students to imagine a garden they would like for their school or community.
Your students will work with an industry mentor to carry out research before building a model to bring their ideas to life.
At the end of the challenge, students will compete against other local schools and present their garden designs at a celebration event.
To find out more, please visit the RHS website here or send an email.
RHS Campaign for School Gardening launches I Can Grow!
This project is a chance for young people to discover and explore the benefits of gardening, not only to them, but also to their local community and the wider world.
I Can Grow is designed to empower young people, allowing them to create a campaign, using plants, to shout about the environmental and social issues they believe in.
How it works…
First, sign up for a free inspiration pack (register on the RHS Campaign for School Gardening website) which will contain a project guide and great resources to get your class or group thinking about and eventually sharing their campaign.
This project is designed to be led by your young people as much as possible so, using the resources, encourage them to think how they could use plants to solve a problem or support a cause that means something to them.
They will be asked to try and link their cause to one or more of these themes…
Please visit the RHS Campaign for School Gardening website to join in and find out more about this exciting new project!