Gardening and Open Spaces Day

Aimed at Yr 8 – 11 students working to match Staffordshire term dates throughout the year

Maximum group size: 3

What's involved?

This project runs on a Monday from 11:30-4:30 due to activities and partnerships used in delivery. It is hoped this later start will also be appealing to some students and sending schools as transportation to the project may be easier.

Students begin the day completing accreditation paperwork and activities towards an AIM award Level 1 certificate in Skills for Working in Horticultural Industries. A picnic lunch is enjoyed together before students travel to a practical session with a local partner agency working on a gardening or forest-based project, returning to the centre for a debrief at the end of the day.

Students can attend for half a term or the whole year. With good attendance all students should be able to complete some credits towards the qualification each half term, although the full certificate is only available to those who remain on the project for a prolonged period of time. Places are allocated on a half termly basis.

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