Anniversary of School Gardening Campaign

And how does your garden grow? Credit: Royal Horticultural Society

Schools across Yorkshire and the Humber are baking birthday cakes from produce they have grown to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Royal Horticultural Society's School Gardening Campaign.

More than 1,600 schools in Yorkshire and the Humber have registered, meaning at least 320,000 pupils are benefitting from gardening at school. It was set up by the RHS to help children learn about growing, healthy eating and the environment.

The RHS claims research also proves that gardening in schools can improve literacy and numeracy skills, as well as increasing a child’s readiness to learn and improving their self-esteem, confidence and motivation.