Recently, 15 schools were represented at an event that was held by the Royal Horticultural Society, which was a seminar, about providing resources and ideas for gardening and growing initiatives in the areas of the schools.
Around 40 delegates attended the event, including teachers, parents, assistance, and others. At the event, regional advisers for the RHS gave advice about growing initiatives and gardening in order to develop the grounds in a school for learning about wildlife, as well as growing different plants. The initiative also helps to bring a great deal of outdoor science to schools, and encourage outdoor learning.
The headteacher of St Andrews Primary School is Linda Paley and she commented, “We saw a fantastic turnout at the event, and both parents and teachers, were very pleased to give their free time in order to get ideas about how to improve the gardening situation of their schools. They obviously think this is going to enhance the curriculum, and we are very pleased to be able to embrace it.
“This has been a very beneficial event, and the experienced the schools are going to get from it is very positive. It has also shown that the schools really care about the local environments, as well as gardening within their own walls.”
One of the coordinators of the event was Anne Wragg who commented, “I’m very pleased with the response to this event. It was full of great ideas, and had a really positive vibe to it. I think that nature and the outdoors can play a very important part of a school’s curriculum, and it gives children a fantastic opportunity to learn something outside the classroom.”