For any school reaching the level-two benchmark, Bulldog will donate £30 of tools, up to 500 tool packs worth £15,000 in all. Registered schools will also be able to buy discounted tools from Bulldog. There are 5,500 schools in the scheme.
Bulldog marketing manager Fred Foot said: "We have a forged-steel children's tools range and we wanted to expand on that idea. Linking to the RHS was the ideal platform. We got involved because we have a desire to get children interested in gardening. I think it's an excellent campaign. Anything that gets kids into gardening is a good thing."
The campaign has a 2009 planner available, along with a pack for the RSPB's Big Schools' Birdwatch (19-30 January).
Bulldog is launching a lighter children's stainless-steel range next month.
- See www.rhs.org.uk/school gardening.