The Moving Up, Growing On project is the second project for children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) that the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), through its Campaign for School Gardening, has been able to undertake, thanks to a legacy donation made to the RHS by Peter Rees.
This report focuses on six schools and education centres across Yorkshire, who through their work with the RHS have helped children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) to find their own voice and re-engage with education.
Sarah-Jane Mason, SEN Project Officer for the RHS and co-author of the report, explains, “Over the past twelve months I worked with 130 students and 80 teachers across six different learning environments in Yorkshire. All the students have different educational needs, meaning that a person centred approach is vital to their learning. Gardening is a fantastic tool for breaking down barriers and offering children a different environment in which to learn. Gardening is a practical subject, so for a child with SEN this means it is accessible – it makes learning fun and opens up a new world of possibility.
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