Last year, a huge cycling boom during lockdown was reported, with families taking up the sport as a result of basically not being able to do much else! But the offshoot of that was we saw millions of families spending more time together, getting exercise in the great outdoors – which is obviously a fabulous thing.
This summer, Sudocrem and premature baby charity Ickle Pickles are teaming up to raise funds for the vital neonatal equipment premature babies so desperately need.
As you know I’ve been working on the Back to the Garden campaign with Sudocrem during the lockdown. It’s a great little project that aims to encourage children to get into the garden during this period when they can’t attend school. We think getting outside to plant some seeds and grow vegetables and plants is a great way to pass the time, it’s healthy, it teaches kids about where food comes from and it’s something that they don’t normally learn about in the classroom.
Involving all the senses can fuel both interest and enthusiasm in children and hence the desire for gardening and the science behind it. Sudocrem have recently launched Back to the Garden campaign to help children learn in a new way. Here are the skills children learn from nature and how does gardening contribute to the growth of a child.
This summer holiday, we Get Out and Grow ambassadors would like to stir up some friendly sunflower-rivalry between mums and dads and kids ourselves and we’ve called the competition ‘Jack and the Giant Sunflower’ or #jackandthegiantsunflower to those of you on the ‘gram.
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.