RHS School Gardening Champion of the Year 2018

Supported by Gabriel Ash

Matthew Willer
History Teacher at Reepham High School and College, Norfolk
RHS School Gardening Champion of the Year 2018 Winner

About Matthew

Matthew’s passion for the environment, sense of teamwork and desire to create a space for young people to escape the day-to-day pressures of secondary school, has inspired all those who work with him. Despite being a group tutor and full-time history teacher he is totally committed to leading 'The Allotment Project', described by the headteacher as "one of the most educationally complete pieces of work I have ever seen in schools".

Judges' comments

“Wow! What can I say? Amazing! A truly selfless guy who is both inspirational and awe-inspiring."

"Watching Matthew’s video and seeing the beautiful space he has built with his students is such an inspiring and energising experience. He makes me want to set up a project like it myself. His message about how we can turn the world into a better place by engaging with nature is a lesson to us all. It’s stirring stuff.”

Matthew's entry video

 

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