Participating schools across the UK will receive the kits, which will equip them to start growing their own fruit and vegetables. Flower pots, propagators, growing troughs as well as watering can all feature in the kit. A booklet also comes with the kits to help to get started and give tips.
The Stewart Garden Schools Campaign 2016 is open to school pupils aged 6-11 years and challenges schools to be creative with Stewart Garden products. The winning school will receive £1,000 to spend at its local garden centre. Three runners up will each receive £100.
Schools already confirmed for participation in the Stewart Garden Schools Campaign 2016 include first time entrants, from Manley Park Primary School in Manchester to Greenmount Primary School on the Isle of Wight. After experiencing the benefits from previous campaigns, Holmes Chapel Primary School in Warwickshire and The Topsham School in Kent are giving the challenge another go.
Almost 350 schools across the UK have participated in the Stewart Garden Schools Campaign since 2012. In 2015, Warren Road Primary School impressed the judges with the way the programme was incorporated into the curriculum and how Stewart Garden products were used.
Looking forward to this year’s campaign, Gavin Wray, channel manager at Stewart Garden said: "It’s always astonishing to see the new ways that the Stewart Garden Schools Campaign captures the creativity and imagination in school children. More schools than ever before are taking part in 2016 and we’re excited to see what the students will do this year."
Stewart Garden has a range of grow your own products, pots, watering equipment, propagators and garden accessories that available in over 1,600 stockist across the UK and Eire. These include DIY retailers such as B&Q, Homebase and Wilko and garden centres such as Dobbies and Klondyke/Strikes, Wyevale and over 600 independent garden centres.