What is it?
The Green Plan It Challenge is a ten week challenge in the Autumn term for Year 8 and 9 students to imagine and design their own garden for either your school or community.
Students will be paired with an inspiring industry mentor who will help guide them through the Challenge, providing tips and knowledge from their own personal experience. Together they will make a model of their chosen garden and present it at a big celebration event, competing against other local schools to win the trophy!
Teams that take part in this year’s Challenge will visit Easton and Otley College, Easton Campus just outside Norwich for the launch day and celebration day. Easton and Otley is one of the UK’s leading land-based colleges, providing the perfect inspiration for your teams as they begin to consider how gardens and green spaces can be of great importance to people and wildlife alike. Teams will get the chance to meet College Horticultural students and get a tour of the inspirational working gardens and grounds of the College.
The launch day will take place on Friday 22nd September where students will meet their mentor and be given their design brief.
The celebration day will take place on Friday 1st December where teams will have their design and model assessed and have the chance to see designs by other local schools.
Why take part?
This Challenge is designed to be student led to allow them to think creatively and explore their ideas. It is also relevant to KS3 science, DT, geography, art, PSHE and citizenship. Students will also have the chance to build on a number of skills including leadership, teamwork, presentation skills, creative thinking and self-confidence.
For more information and to register up to three teams of six students, head to https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk/GreenPlanIt