Y8 RHS Green. Plan. It. Challenge

by Ecclesfield School, October 9, 2018

Two teams of eager Y8’s will be taking part in the Royal Horticultural Society’s Green. Plan. It. Challenge, over the course of the Autumn term. Over 10 weeks, the students will join others from across the UK tasked with researching, planning and building a model showcase their ideas of what would make an innovative or exciting new garden for their school or local community. The teams, representing the Science and Geography departments, have decided to think of ways to encourage both their team subject and as many other subjects as possible to use a new green space in lessons.

Teams have been matched with mentors from the horticultural industry who help guide them through the project, offering their knowledge of plants and challenging them to think about the purpose of their design.

The project began with a launch event at Sheffield Botanical Gardens, which was opened by the Lord Mayor of Sheffield. There they took part in activities, games and discussions to get their creative minds going and get them set for their challenge ahead.

At the end of the 10 weeks, students will compete against other local schools and present their designs at a celebration event to see who is crowned the winner. Fingers crossed for an Ecco Success!