Planting a Green “Plan It” – RHS schools
Ever since the school climate strike brought cities to a standstill, the next generation’s commitment to a greener future has been clear.
Set against that backdrop, the RHS’s ‘Green Plan It’ scheme is perfectly timed. Over ten weeks students aged 12-14 are paired with a mentor and challenged to research, plan and create a model of the garden they would like to see built.
One of our senior Landscape Architects, Hannah Shaw, has stepped in to offer her skills as a mentor to six pupils at Eastbury Community School in Essex.
Hannah will introduce students to the wonderful world of plants – revealing how they can impact people and planet. They will be encouraged to consider community needs alongside big picture ideas about the environment – while developing leadership skills along the way. It’s a fantastic way to nurture the green leaders of the future.
Inspiring work was already on show after the first session, which encouraged students to get creative and design the plants of the future. A particular favourite was ‘Plasticus munchus lemonius’– "A plastic eating, climate saving plant that dispenses a substance that corrects temperatures and gives off an amazing aroma”.