Apply to take part
We are looking for 25 partner schools from across all four UK nations to join us for the third year of our pioneering national gardening and wellbeing project during the academic year 2023-24. Apply now!
Spending time outdoors and gardening offer loads of benefits to children, including educational, social, emotional and behavioural.
Since 2022, the Tower Moat has been flooded with flowers every summer - a spectacular display that brings joy to visitors and supports local wildlife in the middle of London. In the same spirit, the project’s schools will transform an unloved patch in their own grounds into a thriving garden, to support a wellbeing programme and provide habitat for pollinators and wildlife up and down the country.
What support do schools get?
- A free CPD Day for one member of staff at the Tower of London, with training by gardening and wellbeing experts*
- A free live online training session about identifying and helping Britain’s endangered bumblebees, available to all school staff
- A £400 grant to buy plants and materials
- A free Superbloom Celebration Day at the Tower of London for up to 35 students in Summer 2024, including the chance to see the flower meadow in the Tower Moat (Northern Ireland schools will visit Hillsborough Castle)*
- Free downloadable gardening and wellbeing resources
- Free curriculum-based lesson packs linking the school’s garden with History, Science, Art, English and PSHE for primary, secondary and SEND
- Access to a private Facebook group to share ideas and progress as part of the enthusiastic partner schools’ community
(*assistance with travel expenses available where required)
- learn new skills and knowledge in gardening, plant science and biodiversity
- learn how gardens and nature can benefit both physical and mental health
- have fun with their peers and create inspiring and memorable experiences to be proud of
- increase cultural capital
- develop skills and knowledge in leading a successful wellbeing and school garden project
- provided with ideas and resources for using the Superbloom as the basis for cross-curricular teaching of science, art and design, literacy, numeracy and wellbeing
- supported to create an exciting, memorable and inspiring experience for the school and its students
The project is open to state-funded primary, secondary and special schools from all four UK nations - including schools with no green space!
Complete the online Application Form by clicking on the START APPLICATION button below.
The deadline for applications is Monday 31st July 2023.
If you have any questions, please contact the Superbloom Schools Team at [email protected].