Green Plan It Competition

Posted on: 25/09/2019

The Compton have entered two teams of year 9's into the RHS Green Plan It competition. Green Plan It is a student-led project which encourages Year 8 and 9 students to discover the wonderful world of plants, and rethink the role of green spaces.

The launch day, held at Capel Manor Gardens, Enfield included a guided tour of the amazing gardens complete with Candy Floss tree (which actual smells like candy floss) so the students can get inspired by the wonderful plants and there was a zoo with meerkats and other exotic animals.

Over ten weeks in the autumn term, both teams will be paired with a volunteer horticultural mentor and challenged to research, plan and build a model of a garden they'd like to see in their school or community. Their mentor will offer guidance on designing a garden from scratch, share practical plant knowledge, and facilitate your young people to make decisions about their ideal green space.

Through Green Plan It, our students will have the opportunity to:

Learn about the incredible world of plants

Discover how plants affect people and the planet

Work with a skilled mentor from the horticultural industry

Develop their confidence, leadership and decision making skills, creativity and teamwork

Compete against local schools for a chance to win a trophy!

Apply for funding to create their garden for real