Growing Schools Gardens

The Growing Schools Garden initiative is supported by bgen.  This section contains details of gardens and everything you need to know to become a registered garden.

Rocket Science: turning half a million pupils into space biologists

Rocket-Science The RHS Campaign for School Gardening has partnered with the UK Space Agency to embark on an ‘out of this world’ educational project. The project, Rocket Science, will give around half a million UK children the chance to learn how science in space contributes to our knowledge of life on earth, using the invaluable expertise of the European Space Agency (ESA) … Continue Reading ››

Growing in Schools task force announced

In March 2012, Caroline Spelman MP, Secretary of State for Defra, launched the publication of the Food Growing in Schools Taskforce Report. The Taskforce, led by Garden Organic and chaired by our CEO, Myles Bremner, highlights compelling evidence that proves food growing in schools helps support children achieve, builds life and employability skills, and improves their health and well-being. The Taskforce consisted of 25 representatives with interests and expertise in the delivery of food growing in schools. It included leaders and … Continue Reading ››

SEN and SEBD resources

New resource for SEN and SEBD Teachers from ‘Growing Schools’, KS3 and 4.

There is proven value to pupils in developing learning opportunities using school gardens and grounds. However many teachers lack the confidence to make a start, and would like advice on where these activities might link to the curriculum and to assessment.

This new resource has been prepared by a skilled group of teachers in North East England especially to help teachers working with young people with special educational … Continue Reading ››