Jealott’s Hill Community Landshare (JHCL) can provide a unique and exciting learning experience for school children. The six acre site covers just about every aspect of horticulture and garden maintenance available, with particular emphasis on nature conservation and improvement.
According to the Royal Horticultural Society, gardening can benefit school pupils in many significant ways including:
- improved scientific knowledge and understanding
- Developments in literacy and numeracy
- An understanding of food production and seasonal effects
- Greater confidence and self esteem
- Greater physical and fine motor skills
- A positive attitude to healthy eating
- Enhanced emotional wellbeing
- Positive behaviour and a development in sense of responsibility
The following website may be of interest: http://apps.rhs.org.uk/schoolgardening
There are of course, different learning styles to suit different individuals, which can make the classroom a frustrating place for some young people who may be better suited to an active, practical learning environment. This, we can offer at the Landshare. We welcome children with special needs, learning difficulties and or behavioural difficulties.
We would be more than happy to accommodate schools, whether for school trips or regular sessions. Whole classes or specialist groups are welcome. Time at the site can also be tailored to meet the schools own curriculum needs.