When you’re working in a garden there’s always something to learn, which is why school gardening is such an effective educational platform. Gardening in schools creates the opportunity for children to interact with the environment around them and increase scientific understanding which they might not otherwise learn. Taylor Made Planters recognise the importance of environmental play and offer a range of purpose built planters for schools and playgrounds. Our wooden planters are supplied with soil and seeds and are installed by our team, so you can make the most of your learning environment.
Hands on learning
School playground planters give students the opportunity to get their hands dirty and bring an interactive, outdoor element to their school day. Growing plants and vegetables help children understand nature, seasonality and life cycles, while teaching them the concepts of sustainability and food production. With a school garden, students work together to grow their crop from the start – preparing the soil, planting the seeds and keeping the plant watered – eventually seeing the rewards of their hard work as their plant grows. Research has shown that this ‘hands on’ learning not only improves their scientific understanding but the sense of responsibility increases their confidence and self-esteem.
Vegetable gardens help students understand the importance of sustainability and teach them the ways in which gardening helps the environment. This type of learning allows children to appreciate firsthand the enjoyment of growing and eating their own food, encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle.
If you’re looking for school planters in the UK, take a look at our range of vegetable patches for sizes and costs. Or if you require a bespoke size planter, let us know your requirements and we’ll give you a quote. For gardening inspiration, take a look at the planters we built for a primary school playground in our school case study.
Published: 15th November 2017