RHS School Gardening Champion of the Year 2018

Supported by Gabriel Ash

Rob Antill
Grandparent volunteer at Victoria Junior School, London
RHS School Gardening Champion of the Year 2018 Finalist

About Rob

With Rob’s dedication, plans to add more colour to the school have resulted in transforming the local community, too. He has created separate gardening areas for each class, raised funds, harangued the local authority into allowing the gardening club to plant outside the school and cajoled local businesses into donating stock. 'Gardening' is now firmly in the school’s vocabulary!

Judges' comments

"Rob is a force to be reckoned with! His determination to provide year round gardening experiences for the pupils, and in his own time as a volunteer, is incredibly admirable. The links Rob has forged with local community members and businesses is commendable and just goes to show what can be achieved by schools."

"We were so impressed by Rob's dedication to providing gardening opportunities for as many children at Victoria Junior School as possible. His commitment is inspiring, and this recognition is much deserved."

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