Grow Wild

St Vincent’s School for the Visually Impaired

Throughout the 2018/19 academic year, students have been working towards level 5 of the RHS School Gardening award as part of their enriched and project-based learning curriculum. School is currently at Level 4.

Outcomes throughout the year were to:

  • Improve physical and mental well-being

  • Develop life skills such as confidence, teamwork and communication

  • Enhance literacy, numeracy and communication skills

  • Enrich the whole curriculum

  • Encourage healthier lifestyles

  • Teach the UNSDG’s and sustainability

  • Encourage a sense of responsibility

  • Improve employability skills.

The following pages are not an exhausted list, but highlight just some of the key activities throughout the academic year. More information and impact images can be found on the school website and Twitter @StVincentsL12.

Target outcomes for 2019/20

  1. Achieve RHS level 5

  2. Continue to embed horticulture across the school curriculum

  3. Explore work-related and supported internship opportunities within horticulture

  4. Engage in further projects including the Big Soup challenge and involve the wider VI community 

  5. Plan, design and enter RHS Tatton Park flower show. Demonstration VI skills across our enriched curriculum including horticulture, ceramics, glass and willow.

Congratulations to the Grow Wild Enrichment Group who have successfully achieved Level 5 of the RHS Campaign for School Gardening.

St Vincent’s School
Yew Tree Lane
West Derby
L12 9HN
Tel: 0151 228 9968

Registered Charity No. 1102657

Admitted to Liverpool City Council's Freedom Roll of Associations and Institutions on 8th April 2015.