RHS School Gardening Team of the Year 2018

Supported by Gabriel Ash

St Gregory's Catholic Science College
Harrow
RHS School Gardening Team of the Year 2018 Winner

About St Gregory's Catholic Science College

This seven-strong, enthusiastic team of 13-15 year old pupils have worked together to transform school grounds, originally earmarked for a staff car park extension, into an eco-garden.  For many of the school's pupils the garden serves as their main connection with nature, as well as doubling as an outdoor classroom, and now inspires lessons across the curriculum and campaigns to raise awareness of environmental issues, such as reducing plastic. Their latest project marked the 60th Anniversary of the school by creating a space which is available to local primary and nursery school pupils too. The students also maintain a large community flower bed at the entrance to the local park.

St Gregory's Catholic Science College is in Harrow, and maintained by Brent London Borough Council.

Judges' comments

“A team in the true sense of the word. Everyone working together to achieve the end result and use gardening to develop life skills”

"To see a team of young people so engaged in their school, their wider community and the environment at large is a leading light to us all. What a fantastic team. They are a credit to their school."

St Gregory's Catholic Science College entry video

 

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