Win a Get Out and Grow Gardening Kit Worth £160 for Your Child's School - ENDED

Would your child's school like to Get Out and Grow?  Just in time for summer, the initiative is launching an incentive to encourage students to head outside and get planting, in turn learning about exactly where fruit and vegetables come from.

Despite the fact that 87% of British households have a garden, more than half of British children aged between 4 and 8 are unable to name 5 vegetables or fruits grown in them, and 95% were unable to name 3 herbs. Many of those couldn’t identify gardening tools, with only 8% able to identify a trowel, 80% never having seen a rake before and, worryingly, 79% believing worms are bad for plants.

73% of those asked said they had never grown a sunflower, while only 8% had ever picked an apple, which perhaps explains why they’re unable to name even one variety. Less than 1 in 10 have dug up a vegetable and only 6% have ever eaten a pea fresh from the pod. Only 1 in 5 have ever eaten a vegetable they’ve grown themselves.

A recent survey found that as many as 90% of children would like to have a garden at school.  This is good news for schools as having a garden has been shown to improve pupils' behaviour.

Once Ofsted-rated one of Britain's worst schools, the Benjamin Adlard School in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire has turned itself around, with the help of a fantastic school garden.  So much so that it has now won the national Pearson award for School of the Year: Making a Difference.

Headmaster Sam Coy attributes much of the change to their garden:

"The children absolutely love den-building, just generally getting dirty and nature hunts. One child recently told me that he loves going to the forest school on a Tuesday afternoon so much as it helps him to behave all week as he never wants to not be able to go."

Throughout June, Get Out and Grow will award school gardening starter kits to 20 schools nationwide. The kits will include children’s wheelbarrows, gardening gloves, mini-trowels, seeds and lessons on how to make the most of a school garden. And the good news is, anyone can enter!

To nominate your local school, just fill in the widget below and enter the details of your chosen school to be in with the chance to win.

Sponsored by British skincare brand, Sudocrem, the Get Out and Grow project was created after research suggested that gardening is being forgotten, and that many children lack basic knowledge about the natural world and where their food comes from.

The Get Out and Grow campaign encourages kids and their parents to get digging and planting, and just generally having fun in the sunshine.

With just 6 weeks to go before schools break up for the summer, this is the ideal time to get planting.  Anything that gets kids learning about growing fruit and vegetables and being outside in the fresh air rather than stuck behind a computer screen has to get top marks!

If you would like to win a Get Out and Grow kit for your child's school worth £160, just nominate them below. The prize pack includes:

  • Children’s wheel barrow
  • Small Watering can
  • Extra long fork
  • Extra long spade
  • Children’s hand spade x6
  • Children’s hand spade x6
  • Children’s gloves x6

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Prize is only eligible for nurseries and primary schools in the UK.

This giveaway ends Friday 21st June 2019.

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