The Big Soup Share

Take part in our 10th birthday celebrations and get your free celebration pack!

This autumn, the RHS Campaign for School Gardening turns 10 years old!

To mark this milestone birthday, we are inviting you to celebrate with us by hosting your own celebration this October as part of the first ever Big Soup Share. 

What is The Big Soup Share?

This is a chance to celebrate the work you do in your garden by harvesting your crops, whizzing them up into a delicious soup and sharing it out.
You may wish to share your soup with the rest of your school or group, or hold a big celebration day and share the soup with family, friends and other members of your local community.
We would then like you to share your pictures and stories with us so we can all celebrate together!
On this page you’ll find lots of resources and activities being added throughout the year to help you make your celebration one to remember. 

When can we celebrate?

Your Soup Share celebration should take place on any day between Monday 2nd October and Sunday 8th October.
Your celebration can last a lunchtime, a whole day, an evening – whatever you would like! You might even like to host a whole week full of celebrations and activities. 

Why should we take part?

We are very proud to have such an amazing community of gardeners in schools and groups across the UK so this is our chance to celebrate this with you whilst also showing others how fun growing food can be.
You can also use your celebration to: 

  • Create or strengthen links with your local community
  • Find new volunteers willing to help with your garden
  • Promote your school garden to the rest of your school, group or community
  • Promote healthy eating to others
  • Raise funds by asking for donations towards the soup or by selling plants, cakes etc.
  • Gain press coverage by inviting your local press along to your celebration
  • Put towards your Level 5 application in the School Gardening Awards and become an RHS Five Star Gardening School, as well as earn £200 in Gardening Gift Vouchers (if your celebration includes the local community) 

You can use your celebration to achieve whatever goal you like but ultimately we just want you to have fun! 

Get your free celebration pack

Applications for celebration packs have now closed, but please feel free to use the downloadable resources that we have available, including recipe ideas, bunting to colour in and cut out, invitation templates and more.

Share with us

Throughout your Big Soup Share celebration we would love for you to share your fun with us.
Tweet your photos and video clips to @RHSSchools using #SoupShare. You can also post to our Facebook page or email us the details of your celebration.

Downloadable Resources

Use our fun free resources to help make the most of your Big Soup Share event!...

Bunting template 
Print off and ask your pupils to decorate with the different vegetables you're using in your soup!

Print these off to invite guests to your Big Soup Share event.

Soup Labels 
Print off and use to tell your guests what flavours of soup are on offer. Be sure to include any important dietary information for anyone with an allergy or intolerance.

After your event print these certificates off to award your pupils for their hard work.

Big Soup Share Logo 
Use our logo to put on any other materials or information you are creating!

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Winner of the Drum Marketing Awards 2017
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