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Young School Gardener of the Year 2013

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Dom Wood, children's TV presenter and keen gardener, has joined forces with RHS to encourage schools involved in the RHS Campaign for School Gardening to nominate pupils for the RHS Young School Gardener of the Year Award 2013.

School staff and teachers are invited to nominate inspiring pupils, enthused by gardening, by simply filling out a short form by 18 May 2013. A shortlist of 16 pupils, from four age categories, will then be given digital cameras for their schools to make videos describing why they should be named RHS Young School Gardener of the Year 2013.

Schools that successfully nominate finalists will receive up to £500 worth of gardening vouchers and tools to develop outdoor projects. The overall winner will get to spend a day at their nearest RHS Garden, working alongside RHS gardeners and receive family tickets to either RHS Flower Show Tatton Park or RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2014. Runners-up will also get a personal tour of an RHS Garden.

Dom Wood says; 'In my own experience, gardening at school helps pupils grow in so many ways. Although important, it’s not just about showing them where their food comes from – gardening builds confidence, teaches life skills and helps pupils engage with their subjects.'

Ssource: RHS - Young School Gardener of the Year 2013