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Gardening at school

Aside from the time you spend at home in the garden or enjoying public spaces, such as parks, playgrounds, gardens, footpaths and other outdoor environments, children may spend time outside while at school. Spending their break times in the playground may be one of their favourite parts of the school day. But do UK kids take part in any garden education or activities? 

Well, there’s plenty of good news, according to HTA data. Over 1.5 million children in 90% of the UK’s primary schools are involved in some form of school gardening. Three-quarters of UK primary schools offer school gardening as an extra-curricular activity, while for 34% it’s in the curriculum.

It can also help them to develop important life skills, such as patience, instil a sense of responsibility in kids and give them a sense of pride in their accomplishments. What’s more, gardening can be a therapeutic activity that helps to reduce stress and promote wellbeing. 

With a little bit of help from their teachers, they can soon discover the joys of getting their hands dirty and watching their plants grow.  

This guide covers everything that budding gardeners, living in the city or country, need to know: The Joy of Gardening: How to Embrace Your Outdoor Space to Maximise Wellbeing. Content by Compare The Market. Explore other Guides here.

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