Green-fingered children up for Royal Horticultural Society Young School Gardener of the Year (From Dorset Echo)
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Green-fingered children up for Royal Horticultural Society Young School Gardener of the Year
3:00pm Friday 8th February 2013 in News
TEACHERS across Dorset are being urged to make nominations for the Royal Horticultural Society Young School Gardener of the Year.
The competition is open to all schools taking part in the RHS Campaign for School Gardening scheme.
The project started in 2007 to encourage schools to use a garden as a teaching resource, and is aimed at children up to the age of 16.
It aims to find the most knowledgeable, enthusiastic and talented gardening pupil in the UK.
Sarah Cathcart, head of education and learning at the RHS, said: “We launched this competition last year to raise the profile of gardening in schools and to celebrate gardening skills in young people.
“In part, because our research proves it helps a child’s wellbeing and development, but also because there’s a wealth of horticultural jobs out there.”
Teachers and young adults associated with the school can nominate a pupil by visiting rhs.org.uk/schoolgardening by May 18.