Vinehall has been awarded the RHS Level 5 School Gardening Award, the highest achievement in the Royal Horticultural Society’s School Gardening Awards scheme.
As a school we have been working our way through the various levels over the past 18 months, embedding horticulture, nature and growing into our school life through the planting of an orchard, construction of a new vegetable garden, introduction of new gardening clubs and activities throughout the school, and culminating in our first horticultural whole school event – Vinehall’s Apple Day.
Rachel Borrows, our School Horticulturist, said:
‘I have been delighted with the enthusiasm and support shown by the whole school community for the various initiatives we have introduced. The children have embraced the opportunity to get dirt under their nails, whilst developing their practical horticultural skills and understanding of environmental issues.’