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The importance of the Get out and grow campaign from sudocrem

June 7, 2019

This is a partnership post

Just in time for summer, Get Out and Grow, is launching an incentive encouraging students to head outside and get planting, growing and learning about just where fruit and vegetables come from.

Did you know that more than 87% of the households in Britan have a garden? Kids love to garden but over half of the kids between 4-8 are unable to name at least 5 fruits and vegetables that are grown in the garden. 95% of kids couldn’t name 3 herbs. Most do not know what the names of the different gardening tools are and 80% of the kids have never seen rake. 79% of kids think worms are bad for plants. Many of these kids, 20%, have never eaten a vegetable that they have grown. Sudocrem wants to change that with gardening kits for schools so that children are able to start gaining their green fingers as part of their education.

Why It is Important to Garden with Kids

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There are so many reasons that you should garden with your kids.

Gets Kids Excited for Healthy Eating

When kids have a hand in gardening, they are more likely to try the vegetables and fruits. Even some of the fussiest children will take a bite of something that they have grown themselves. Since the child had a hand in making it, they are more likely to eat it.

Teaches Responsibility

When children have to be responsible for keeping something alive, like plants, they learn that what we do, our actions can have consequences, both good and bad. When the kids’ water and weed the garden, their plants grow. If they decide not to do it, then the plants will die. Teach kids to remember the gardening tasks by using a checklist. The checklist can have everything that needs to be done and then step by step, the kids can go through and finish what needs to be done.

Teach Kids ABout the Environment

As kids garden, they learn that things in the environment can affect everything. That includes the food we eat. If we do not take care of the world around us, it can have a direct effect on people, starting with the food we eat.

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Get out and grow

With gardening being such an important aspect in our life, Sudocrem wants to help bring gardening into schools. They are donating garden growing kits to 20 schools nationwide. The kits include child-sized wheelbarrows, gardening gloves, child-sized trowels and more.

Research has shown that gardening is a skill that is being forgotten, and starting small like this, by simply including it into an educational setting, is a way to start bringing it back. Not only is it a way for children to learn and find a gardening passion, but it also helps with children behaviour. The children who already have a garden at school enjoy getting out into the garden, getting dirty and can encourage children to follow rules in order to get to go to the garden.

Let’s help our children learn where their food comes from and encourage them to get into the garden.

Win a Sudocrem School Gardening Kit for your local nursery or primary school

To help encourage the children at your local nursery or primary school to get into gardening, grow their own food and maybe even plant some flowers. Sudocrem has kindly given us one of the School Gardening Kits to giveaway.

Prize: Sudocrem School Gardening Kit for your local nursery or primary school

To enter simply complete the Gleam widget below, all entries are optional and each one completed will gain you more entries into the random draw.

School Gardening Kit
  • Emma Walters June 7, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    st thomas’ primary school i staffordshire

  • Angela Treadway June 7, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    oasis academy pinewood x

  • Sean Eccles June 7, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Redhill primary school

  • Margaret GALLAGHER June 7, 2019 at 10:20 pm


  • Catherine Bullas June 7, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    Slimbridge primary school

  • fiona waterworth June 7, 2019 at 11:40 pm

    Grindon Infants Sunderland they really need some new items

  • Solange June 8, 2019 at 3:56 am

    St Mary’s.

  • Ursula Hunt June 8, 2019 at 9:54 am

    St Matthews Primary School. Prudhoe, Northumberland

  • Sandra Fortune June 8, 2019 at 11:28 am

    Eastbourne Primary School Near Steeton West Yorkshire

  • iain maciver June 8, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    stornoway primary school our local

  • Wiebke Howey June 8, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Would love this for Ringway Primary School in Guidepost, Northumberland.

  • Laura Pritchard June 8, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    North Kidlington Primary School

  • Natalie Burgess June 8, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    Flitwick Pre School xx

  • Sally T June 9, 2019 at 6:30 am

    Hugh Myddelton Primary School

  • Nicola Marshall June 9, 2019 at 8:41 am

    St John’s RC primary school, Burnley.

  • Jo m welsh June 10, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Weatheralls primary school,soham

  • chris bull June 10, 2019 at 11:22 am

    Ashburnham Community School, London

  • H E Gant June 10, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    Kidgate Primary Acadamy, Louth Lincolnshire.

  • Rachel Butterworth June 10, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    Bank End Primary School, Barnsley.

  • JTed June 10, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Hugh Myddelton Primary London

  • JULIE WARD June 10, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Loveclough near Rawtenstall

  • Mel Turner June 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Emsworth Primary School

  • Danika Lloyd June 10, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Ash Grove Children’s Centre

  • Emma G June 10, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    Ysgol Llwynderw, Swansea

  • Laura Wheatley June 11, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    st georges primary school york

  • Laura Linsey June 12, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    St Peters Cross Keys Academy

  • Emma Woodhouse June 13, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    I would love this for my son’s school Grosvenor Park Primary School, thank you!

  • Rebecca Nisbet June 13, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    St Matthews Bloxam C lof E

  • Kate Sharman June 13, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Holy cross Catholic academy, whitwick

  • sue leake June 16, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    Mellor Junior School

  • Hayley Ford June 16, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    Prestwood Infant School in Bucks

  • Samantha O'D June 17, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    Co-op Academy Oakwood in Leeds

  • Rich Tyler June 17, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Boxgrove Primary

  • Julia Kerr June 17, 2019 at 11:18 pm

    I feel that the children in Thorpe Hall primary school in highams Park would really benefit from this

  • Gemma Clark June 18, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Tuckswood academy and nursery, Norwich

  • Victoria Prince June 19, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    North Newton Primary School would love these – especially as they have a newly formed gardening club!

  • Gill Barwood June 20, 2019 at 10:20 am

    Hertford Infant School in Brighton

  • Caroline Shepherd June 20, 2019 at 11:51 am

    St Mark’s Primary School in Bromley would love to have this equipment.

  • Kim Neville June 20, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Bromet School in Watford

  • Diana June 20, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Nelson Academy 🙂

  • Kirsty Taylor June 21, 2019 at 8:04 am

    Helmshore Primary School, Lancashire

  • Rebecca Whatmore June 21, 2019 at 11:28 am

    I’d like to win it to sell or give away as a prize at a fundraiser – raising money for my local hedgehog rescue.

  • lorraine kirk June 21, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Chinley Primary School

  • Susan Willshee June 21, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    Race Leys School, Bedworth. I know they would love this because when we were there on Tuesday to see the end of year play, the headmistress apologized for coming in with dirty hands because she had just finished a gardening class.

  • ro day June 22, 2019 at 8:39 am

    I would win for the school I work at Hyde park Infant school

  • jo liddement June 22, 2019 at 8:51 am

    Looe Primary Academy, Cornwall would really appreciate this gardeing kit for their gardening/ forestry club.

  • claire griffiths June 22, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    blackwell primary school derbyshire

  • Donna Caldwell June 22, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    St Mary’s Primary School Dunsford

  • Laura Corrall June 22, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Heather Avenue Infant School

  • Magsd June 22, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Henley Green Primary School Coventry

  • Sharon Burroughs June 22, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    Wyton on the Hill primary school

  • natalie s June 22, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    Sinai Primary School in Kenton Greater London

  • Angela L Paull June 22, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    Clanfield Junior School, Clanfield, Hampshire

  • Amanda J Davis June 23, 2019 at 8:22 am

    Hugh Gaitskill Primary

  • Dawn Samples June 23, 2019 at 8:57 am

    Fountain Springs Nursery in Halifax

  • Claire Nelson June 23, 2019 at 10:32 am

    Windhill21 Primary School, Bishops Stortford

  • Lindsey Stuart June 23, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    Cairney Primary School

  • Romany Osborne June 23, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Hadleigh Infant and Nursery School Gardening Club would love this prize!

  • christine westlake June 23, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    st Georges Northam

  • Natalee Gosiewski June 23, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Thorplands Primary school

  • emma kinsey June 23, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    victoria road school runcorn

  • Catherine Gregory June 23, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Westminster Primary school

  • Emma Nicoll June 23, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    St Eunans, Clydebank in Scotland

  • Gill Mitchell June 23, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    Smithy Bridge Primary School

  • Selena June 23, 2019 at 10:14 pm

    Southtown Primary, Great Yarmouth

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