Launch of the #GoSchoolSuccess campaign to promote landscaping and horticulture careers in primary schools

The campaign will aim to bring gardening education to primary schools across the UK and promote horticulture and landscaping as a career to a younger generation, right from the start of their gardening adventure .

Over the past decade, Lee Connelly, known for his work on CBBC Blue Peter and his Skinny Jean Gardener Podcast, has worked on numerous children’s gardening campaigns.

By researching and traveling the country in 2020, gardening 10,000 children in one week, Connelly realized what was missing for schools to be successful in gardening, and so the School Gardening Success Plan was created.

In addition to teaching kids how to grow your own and take care of wildlife, Lee thinks it’s important to show kids from elementary school age that horticulture and landscaping can be a possible future career. As a result, The School Gardening Success Plan, GoLandscape and the companies that support it have come together to form #GoSchoolSuccess.

The School Gardening Success Plan offers a complete solution. In addition to gardening tools, it also includes a raised bed, seeds, weekly video tutorials to get every child working, learning and growing in the classroom.

The School Gardening Success Plan team encourages members of the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) to support one of their local schools.

GoLandscape has already invested in plans across the UK, twitch has meant over 250 primary school children have started growing their own food and caring for wildlife.

As part of this partnership with GoLandscape starting Spring 2022, The School Gardening Success Plan is adding monthly videos that promote horticulture and landscaping to elementary school children, giving them a unique look at where they could exploit this early knowledge of gardening in the future as a career.

Founder Lee Connelly says, “Now is the most important time to incorporate this into education so that once the subject of future careers is brought up in high school, children already know what is available and have an interest in gardening. I’m very excited to be working with GoLandscape to spread the plan across the country and be part of a transformative children’s gardening movement.”

Stephen Ensell, Education Manager at BALI, said: “GoLandscape are really delighted to support this campaign with Lee, it provides a great opportunity to ‘sow the seeds early’ for these children to be aware of the world of work and careers. in the landscape industry.. The children involved in the School Gardening Success Plan could very well be the next generation of professional landscapers and gardeners.

It is the mission of The School Gardening Success Plans to have at least one plan in every primary school by 2025, which will enable over 30,000 primary schools and 1 million children to start gardening and to learn horticultural trades.

To become part of #GoSchoolSuccess and support a school gardening success plan, you can find out more here skinnyjeangardener.co.uk/goschoolsuccess

Terri S. Tomasini