RHS School Gardening Champion of the Year 2018

Supported by Gabriel Ash

Sharon Osborne
Teacher at Newall Green High School, Manchester
RHS School Gardening Champion of the Year 2018 Finalist

About Sharon

Originally using her own time and resources, Sharon has created a roof garden haven, teaching students with a variety of challenging behaviours gardening skills. Students were inspired to improve their behaviour in order to work on the project and more and more students, staff, community groups are getting involved. She also runs parent workshops on various gardening topics to boost their confidence.

Judges' comments

"It’s amazing to see all what Sharon has helped the school to achieve and to hear how much of her free time she has dedicated to giving the students greater opportunities."

"Sharon's dedication to creating a thriving roof garden at school and providing opportunities for disadvantaged students and local community members is nothing short of impressive!"

Sharon's entry video


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