Awards recognise growthType: News
Topic: Camphill | Ecology and sustainability | Learning disability
Community: Camphill School Aberdeen
Published on: 11th March 2019
Congratulations to 5 young people from Camphill School Aberdeen on gaining the Grow and Learn Award. They achieved this whilst working in Camphill Garden between August 2017 and June 2018. The awards were presented on Friday by Jim McColl MBE of BBC’s Beechgrove Garden.
The Grow and Learn Award is awarded by the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society. It is not a qualification showing absolute ability but rather it recognises an individual’s progress from their own baseline. It has three elements:
- The student must work in the garden for at least 80 hours.
- They must partake in 20 distinct activities including the seven core horticultural tasks.
- Each activity must be undertaken at least three times with evidence of progress.
Students must achieve three individual goals, and our students have been working with the themes of:
- Working more independently
- Gaining greater understanding of processes in the garden
- Coping with change, and making and communicating changes