Gardening with Children

School Zone


Children love getting hands-on in the garden sowing, planting and growing crops that are healthy, delicious and good to eat as well as learning how food is grown and having that sense of achievement when harvesting their crops.

In this month’s competition we are giving you the opportunity to win a selection of gardening books which include tips, ideas and activities for your School garden.

What you have to do

Simply tell us

What you are growing in your School garden and which is your favourite?

What you can win

Grow It Eat It

Grow It Eat It

Children will love learning how to plant seeds and turn their produce into delicious meals that they can eat. They’ll discover how food grows, from photosynthesis to pollination and learn to care for their plants.


Learning about Lifecycles using an Organic Garden

Learning about Lifecycles using an Organic Garden

This book uses the practical idea of growing small amounts of organic food at school as well as:   

  • Meet all the learning objectives of QCA’s Science 5b Life Cycles’ unit.
  • Help children understand how some of their food is grown.
  • Reduce and recycle classroom waste.
  • Encourage understanding of our inter-dependence with other living things.
  • Recognise and help some endangered species in our immediate environment.
  • Encourage the teaching of ‘sustainable development’.


Reducing And Recycling Waste In Schools

Reducing And Recycling Waste In Schools

This book will make a valuable contribution to your science and citizenship work with KS2 pupils. It will help children to develop a different attitude to waste and litter and save your school money!

Children will learn about the origins of the materials they use; whether they are renewable or finite; which biodegrade, can be recycled or reused. There are 20 fun activities, including making recycled paper and devising a strategy for reducing waste in the classroom.

How to enter

Fill in your answers on the entry form below and send to or by post to Gardening with Children School Competition, Gardening Works, Unit 1, Bee Mill, Ribchester, Preston PR3 3XJ by the closing date of Wednesday 31st May 2017.


Downloadable Documents

File Title File Type File Size
School Competition Entry Form May 2017 c_entry_form_title 235 KB

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