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The RHS Campaign for School Gardening aims to encourage and support schools to develop and actively use a school garden. As part of the Campaign we provide teachers with resources through this website and an extensive programme of CPD days. Launched September 2007 Now over 18,000 Registered Schools! REGISTRATION IS FREE! Starter pack Upon registration, each school will receive a free starter pack to get them going C4SG Website C4SG Website Free Seeds & Offers Risk Assessments Lesson Plans & Resources Fundraising Ideas What to Do & When C4SG Website C4SG Website Useful Websites Competitions Case Studies Research Reports Gardening Advice School Gardening Awards School Culture and Ethos The School Garden Teaching and Learning Community School Gardening Awards Four themes Prizes: Level 1 Level 5 School Gardening Awards Achieve Level 1: Planning your Garden No longer need to send in evidence but good idea to have: - Audit of your school grounds - Other fundamentals: Consider fundraising options Begin risk assessment Identify areas of expertise among staff and school community Introduce children to the importance of plants Prize: Schools' seed collection, containing nine types of seed School Gardening Awards Achieve Level 2: Getting Started No longer need to send in evidence but good idea to have: Shortlist of plants to be grown Risk assessment Photo of the area identified for your garden List of ideas for fundraising/obtaining resources Outline of who will be involved with the project (e.g. parents, PTAs, governors etc.) Other fundamentals: Share vision among staff members Set up a gardening club Introduce safe tool use Extra Prize: 30% discount offer and monthly draw for 25 sets of Bulldog junior rakes & hoes Prize: Grow Your Own Veg Book by Carol Klein School Gardening Awards Achieve Level 3: Growing & Diversifying Evidence required to gain level 3: Pictures of: A good range of plants fruit, veg, trees, shrubs, flowers Sustainable gardening composting, water butts, mulching Children carrying out digging, watering, weeding, planting, sowing. Signs made by pupils to show crops and thought processes Example of pupils work in more than one curriculum subject Holiday maintenance schedule Prize: Large Vegetable Garden Voucher from Rocket Gardens (contains 200 plug plants) School Gardening Awards Be Creative with Signs! Laminated Signs Balsawood signs Story based signs Painted signs School Gardening Awards Achieve Level 4: Sharing Best Practice Evidence required to gain level 4: Pictures of: Pupils carrying out at least one advanced skill in the garden, e.g. making seed drills or propagating from cuttings Pupils taking part in a construction activity including, making raised beds, compost bins, willow structures or plant supports Pupils using tools Produce grown in the garden Older pupils mentoring younger pupils Subjects involving the garden in more than one year group. A lesson plan using the garden. Prize: Easi-Scope Hand-held Digital Microscope School Gardening Awards Achieve Level 5: Celebrating with the Wider Community Evidence required to gain level 5: Pictures of: Developed garden An open day A visit from an outside expert Wider community help or involvement Extracts from pupils individual or class garden diaries. Evidence of enterprise skills developed through the garden e.g. a poster advertising plant sales or an open day. A termly planner showing lessons that have been taught in the garden including what subject and year groups were taught and giving a couple of sentences on aims, objectives or content of the lesson. Prize: Level 5 logo in PDF format, USB card, plaque x2 & 200 worth of garden vouchers School Gardening Awards Schools are encouraged to host an event in October where grandparents, parents, carers and adults from the local community are invited to help in their garden. Schools that register are sent a pack to get them going. Get Your Grown-ups Growing RHS Young School Gardener of the Year A prestigious award presented to a young person, aged 5-16, who demonstrates exceptional gardening knowledge and skill beyond their years, as well as a passion for the environment, sustainability and the local community. RHS Young School Gardener of the Year Two new categories for 2014: RHS School Gardening Team of the Year awarded to an entire gardening club or class who display excellent teamwork RHS School Gardening Champion of the Year awarded to an inspirational teacher or school assistant who has a passion for gardening Early Years Garden Explorer Whole Class Growing Topics for your Primary School Great Gardening Projects for your Secondary School Moving Up, Growing On! (SEN) The Edible School Garden A Year in your School Gardening Club Realise your Growing Potential AND Enquiry based learning with the Open Futures Trust Learn to Grow and Cook with Jamie Oliver Foundation School Gardening Training Courses School Gardening Training Courses After you have completed a course, you will be sent a signed certificate. Regional Advisors East of England: Alison Findlay London: Chris Young North East: Sarah Carrie North West: Anne Gunning West Midlands: Tracey Medlyn South West: Merryn Preece Regional Development Officers Yorkshire & the Humber: Sarah-Jane Manson Scotland: Angela Smith Regional Advisors and Development Officers Social Media @RHSSchools Campaign Website: Facebook: Twitter: Campaign Email: School Gardening Training Courses Email: