RHS Young School Gardener of the Year 2016
15 years old from Garnock Academy, Kilbirnie
Keri shows a real enthusiasm for sustainability and is always willing to help other pupils who are struggling, always putting the interests of others first. Keri shows great determination and perseverance and has had to overcome a number of challenges, including having to restart the garden area from scratch twice! Keri is always the first in class ready to work and the last to leave.
“Keri is fantastic. She has so much more knowledge than we had at that age and a wide range of skills.”
“Keri has great enthusiasm for gardening which is sometimes hard to find in teenagers. Her passion for plants shone through and her dedication is unwavering, despite having to restart the garden again when it was destroyed by machinery!”
“It is very encouraging to see someone use and take care of tools in the way Keri does, and to see someone prepared to just get their hands dirty weeding and maintaining the school grounds.”
Keri's entry video