YGT for schools

Welcome!

We have been supporting primary schools since 2007 and want to do more. At YGT we believe in the value of engaging young minds and bodies in gardening.

YGT for Schools is a free member resource. There is no membership fee. Our objective is to support primary schools in their garden-based activities, helping them to make the most of the curricular, social and health benefits of gardening.

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Plants in colourful pots stand between two raised beds on a woodchip floor.

What we do

Every year we choose a theme and each term we aim to offer or give something to our member schools. We believe it is important to present a variety of opportunities as schools and their needs vary. Here's a quick summary of what may be on offer to support this year’s theme.

  • Gardening tools for children
  • Grounds Development Awards
  • Plants and seeds
  • Support for a school's visit, or workshop on school grounds
  • Books, worksheets and information to support teaching

Written material is often produced by members who have practical teaching experience. We do our best to speak your language and to cross reference key stage learning requirements in our worksheets.

Every year we choose a theme and each term we aim to offer or give something to our member schools. We believe it is important to present a variety of opportunities as schools and their needs vary. Here's a quick summary of what may be on offer to support this year’s theme of Fruit and Veg.

Join YGT for Schools

YGT for Schools welcomes Yorkshire schools with an interest in developing their grounds or a garden area, setting up, or boosting an existing gardening club.

Membership is free.

To join, please complete the application form below. You should provide the name, address and contact details of your school and the contact details of a lead teacher/volunteer. You may choose which of these is your preferred contact.

By completing this form, you consent to us communicating with you via email, post or telephone. We will not share this information with any third party except for the purpose of delivering to you the YGT for Schools services described on this website and in other YGT literature and communications. You may opt out of this arrangement anytime by emailing schools@yorkshiregardenstrust.org.uk.

 

School contact
Teacher / volunteer contact
Preferred contact