Registration for our 2019 competition, sponsored by Calliope®, is now open and we have already been hearing from a number of fantastic schools and communities from across the country. We get excited about the creative ways teachers find to get children enthusiastic about growing and eating their own vegetables! Goldthorpe Primary School were runners up in our 2018 competition and impressed the judges with the transformation of their school grounds into a stimulating outdoor educational space.
“As our growing experience is a whole school approach, we find that lots of children have been involved in the process, it’s a group effort. We think this is a fantastic way for children to try new foods they may not have had the opportunity to try at home. We also plant more than we need as this allows us to sell vegetable plants to our families really cheaply on our market stall, which gets families involved with growing at home. This has been really popular and it’s a wonderful way to generate funds for your school garden.”
He goes on to explain why the students enjoy these lessons so much “Children here get the chance to be children; exploring, getting muddy hands and being outside in all weathers. Learning this way is fun and engaging and, because it’s something they enjoy doing, they don’t realise how many skills they are developing at any one time.”
To register your school or community garden or for more information about the competition visit cultivationstreet.com