Grandparent Gardening Week 

Taking place from 1 - 5 April 2019, Grandparent Gardening Week aims to help schools and Early Years settings get support from the local community to kick start their gardens into action after the winter. 

Hosting gardening activities is a great way to reach out and engage grandparents, carers and local residents (including local allotment holders) in your school or nursery activities, and to get your garden in tip top condition along the way!

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Hosting a gardening activity

Identify a time during the week (even after school) to host your Grandparent Gardening Week activity. 

Schools: Ask your School Nutrition Action Group (SNAG) to lead the activities, involving your school cook and DT lead. 

Early Years settings: You could ask parents if they would like to help with activities and make sure you also involve your cook.

Find out what crops everyone would like to see grown, think about where you might plant them or how your cook could use them in their recipes, linking the crops with the kitchen and classroom learning. Share ideas and plans across your school or nursery to involve everyone in the fun! 

Did you know?

Hosting a Grandparent Gardening Week event could help you meet Food for Life Awards criteria

"Growing activity increased self-esteem and confidence, especially in pupils who didn’t flourish in other aspects of school life."Cree Report (2011, p.35)

Growing your way to your next award

Find out how holding a Grandparent Gardening Week activity can help you meet our Award criteria.


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