#Win a gardening kit for your school or nursery with Sudocrem’s Get Out and Grow campaign

Get out and grow

I am an early years teacher and one of the favourite activities the kids are enjoying in my setting is getting outside and growing our own fruit and vegetables.

They love nothing more than planting seeds, watering them and then watching them grow, with our runner beans doing impressively well so far!

Just in time for summer, Get Out and Grow, is launching an incentive encouraging students to head outside and get planting, growing and learning about just where fruit and vegetables come from.

Why? Because according to a recent survey, 90% of children said that they would like a garden at school and at one primary school in Lincolnshire, a school garden made all the difference when it came to pupil’s behaviour.

The Benjamin Adlard Primary School, run by headmaster Sam Coy, was previously rated by Ofsted as one of Britain’s worst schools. Four years and one school garden later, and the Gainsborough school has won the national Pearson award for School of the Year: Making a Difference.

Headmaster Coy insists: “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.

Starting in June and running throughout the month, 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 and more, worth £160. And the good news is, anyone can enter! Nominating your local school is easy. Just fill in the rafflecopter widget below and comment below with 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 following research that suggested gardening is being forgotten and that many children lack basic knowledge about the natural world and where their food comes from.

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36 thoughts on “#Win a gardening kit for your school or nursery with Sudocrem’s Get Out and Grow campaign

  1. Angela Treadway says:

    oasis academy pinewood, both my boys loved this school and the school is very supportive x

  2. sue leake says:

    Mellor Junior School as they do teach their young children about the outdoors, wildlife, where their food comes from whilst doing a little gardening in the school grounds

  3. Kirsty Taylor says:

    I’d like to nominate Helmshore Primary School, Helmshore as they’ve just obtained an allotment and cleared some land beside their school which both desperately need the kids careful attention.

  4. Maria P says:

    John Rankin Junior School in Newbury – there is a gardening lunch school club which uses some part of the school’s huge garden and as many children really love to participate, it would be great if they would get some more equipment.

  5. Michaela Turner says:

    I would love to nominate Escomb Primary School – it is such a lovely little village school and i know they would get hours of fun and education from this.

  6. Sarah prescott says:

    I’d like to nominate St Anne’s school in Godmanchester as they are wanting to start up the gardening club again and this would really help them.

  7. Jade Jones says:

    st johns catholic primary of kirkdale

  8. Victoria Francis says:

    St Mary’s in Leigh , both my children attendend and I myself went there fab school

  9. Dale Dow says:

    We have a school allotment with areas for each class, I’d nominate Carrick Knowe Primary

  10. Alice Dixon says:

    Filey nursery and Infants Academy as it’s my sons school and they’d really appreciate this

  11. Sandra Bald says:

    I’d like to nominate Slated Row school in Milton Keynes.
    Slated Row is a community special school for children and young people aged 4 to 19.
    It caters for up to 202 pupils with moderate to complex special educational needs.
    The school has an allotment, giving the students the opportunity to grow & tend fruit & vegetables.

  12. Hannah Igoe says:

    I would nominate Merrow Infant school as they love to grow things and would get lots of fun and use out of this

  13. leanne weir says:

    Ysgol mynydd isa- It is punching well above its weight and is a cracking school

  14. Kate Knight says:

    My son’s nursery, Rainbow Nursery in Tunbridge Wells

  15. Ailsa Sheldon says:

    I’d nominate our village primary in Norfolk, Moorlands, as they have a little veg patch and this would be perfect for the after school club!

  16. Jodie W says:

    Lanfabon Infants School is very close to my heart and the children love gardening and recycling wellies as plant pots

  17. I’d need a bit of advice about which school to nominate! Our daughter is at pre school until August, and starts primary school in September. Do I nominate the primary school or the preschool? Not sure how much use she would get from the prize arriving to preschool? Thanks for a great giveaway!

  18. Kim lester says:

    St Pauls Junior School in Shepton Mallet. They have a raised bed plot with wonderful veg and herbs growing, i was not even aware they had this until i went to sports day. It would be fantastic to be able to support the school. Out door hands on learning is key to children and taking the learning and active outdoor activities outdoors is fantastic to inspire children.

  19. Julia Kerr says:

    I feel that the children in Thorpe Hall primary school in highams Park would really benefit from this

  20. Sean Eccles says:

    Redhill primary school they have done so much to help my kids thrive!
    They are just starting a new gardening club where they are doing a community garden on the school grounds.
    This prize would be a great help to get the kids going 🙂

  21. fiona waterworth says:

    Broadway school sunderland, they have actually started a gardening club but have to use the caretakers equipment, the kids love the club so this would be great for them

  22. Emma G says:

    I would nominate Llwynderw school in Swansea because it’s my daughter’s school and they always encourage the children to do vocational work as well as academic work

  23. Emma G says:

    Ysgol Llwynderw in Swansea

  24. Rachel Craig says:

    Gourock Primary School, Imverclyde, Scotland, UK. As it has an area of land for growing plants. Though has been having some renovations work. Would be helpful when work completed, and children either returning following Summer School Holidays, or new starts :- Infants / Juniors.

    Would be beneficial for the youngsters to make productive use of the school land, and to start learning through experience from a young age, skills which can benefit them for their lifetime. As healthy food is a life essential.

  25. Laura Wheatley says:

    St Georges School York, they are really under funded and rely a lot on donations and help. This would mean so much for our fabulous community school

  26. iain maciver says:

    my local stornoway primary school , the kids all went there and my nephews nieces

  27. Lindsey Stuart says:

    I would like to nominate my daughter Heidi’s school, Cairney primary school
    It is a lovely little school who take great pride in their little playground, they always have flowers on show.

  28. Catherine Bullas says:

    Slimbridge primary school. It’s a very small village primary school which has limited resources and I know they would love this.

  29. Mel Turner says:

    Emsworth Primary School

  30. Emma Walters says:

    i would like my son’s school – st thomas’ primary in staffs to have it. They have a small outdoor area that would be perfect to use

  31. Kelly Glen says:

    New Milton junior school in New Milton, Hampshire because this prize would be a great way for the children to get involved in gardening.

  32. Margaret GALLAGHER says:

    BELTHORN primary nr BLACKBURN – a small rural independent school where my 3 nephews attend – they would be overjoyed

  33. melanie stirling says:

    I would nominate Orleton C.E primary school because it is in my village and I’m sure they would appreciate it.

  34. Amanda w says:

    I’d like to nominate Canklow Woods Primary in Rotherham. It’s a lovely school and they already have an after school gardening club so it would be fab for them to have some new equipment! New equipment would also mean more children could get involved in the activities!!

  35. Solange says:

    St Mary’s because it has a big garden.

  36. Kim Neville says:

    Would nominate my son’s school Bromet in Watford. They have a little garden there and have a gardening lesson where they help plant and any other help needed so these would come in very useful

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