Gardening found to help children grow

A new RHS report has found that gardening in schools can help even the most vulnerable of children maintain their place within society.

Moving Up, Growing On focuses on six schools and education centres across Yorkshire that, through their work with the RHS, have helped children and young people with special educational needs (SENs) to find their own voice and re-engage with education.

According to RHS SEN project officer Sarah-Jane Mason, the skills learned through the gardening projects undertaken not only bolstered the children's confidence and friendships but also enabled them to move from childhood to adolescence with less stress.

The report can be read at www.rhs.org.uk/schoolgardening.


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