RHS School Gardening Team of the Year 2018

Supported by Gabriel Ash

Epinay Business & Enterprise School
Tyne & Wear
RHS School Gardening Team of the Year 2018 Finalist

About Epinay Business & Enterprise School

Pupils from reception through to sixth form have worked together to create a nurturing environment for all. Situated in an identified deprived area of South Tyneside they are currently busy developing a woodland walk and planting hedgerows. School grown produce is served to the public in a training catering café. Young people from a local organisation help with maintenance and tidy ups, and pupils visit a sheltered accommodation residence to plant out flowers around the grounds.

Judges' comments

"The way Epinay involve the local community, both through inviting them in and visiting other groups, is fantastic and inspirational – they’ve worked so hard!"

"We loved hearing about the amazing work happening at Epinay. The school has strong community links and grows lots of food for an onsite cafe, which is really impressive."

Epinay Business & Enterprise School's entry video


We've won awards!

Winner of the Drum Marketing Awards 2017
Winner of the ERA 2017 awards
Winner of the Third Sector 2017 awards