Lucy Smith has been appointed the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) new School Gardening Advisor for the North West, to help thousands of children across the region get into gardening.
A former student of Kew, Lucy will be one of five regional advisors for the RHS Campaign for School Gardening.
She said, “When a child is given access to a school garden all they want to do is get their hands dirty and investigate”.
“It is so much more exciting for them to learn about maths, by measuring drills and sowing seeds to the correct depth, than it is sitting inside learning more formally”.
“Children respond to their natural surroundings, so I hope to inspire everyone with the belief, that having a school garden is necessary for helping children to learn to care for their environment.
The RHS Campaign for School Gardening, supported by Waitrose, has over 14,500 registered schools and education centres across the UK. Each free membership regularly receives seeds, planting guides and lesson plans.