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Get involved. National Children’s Gardening Week

National Children's Gardening Week runs from 28th May – 5th June 2022 To celebrate, we've done some digging and rounded up some great articles and activities to plant a seed of inspiration! Things to do on the National Children's Gardening Week website They have lots of exciting activities that you can try at home - make a mini pond, a homemade suncatcher, or a pinecone bird feeder. If you give any of their activities a try, we'd love to see your photos, you can send them to students@victa.org.uk. Visit the National Children's Gardening Week's list of activities [...]

By |June 1, 2022|Categories: 10 to 13, 14 to 17, Education, Get involved, Nature|0 Comments

InFocus share tips on laying out your garden

Thanks to Dylan Cheshire, Horticultural Manager at InFocus (WESC at time of writing) for sharing this helpful guide on laying out your garden! InFocus is a specialist day and residential centre in Devon offering a unique experience for young people and adults with visual impairment including complex needs. Their Discovery Garden is an onsite outdoor facility for the students to use and enjoy at the centre. Dylan Cheshire manages the garden and shares his tips here for setting up your own... Edges to identify paths, prickly plants and other pointy things We want everyone to be able to [...]

By |May 30, 2022|Categories: 10 to 13, 14 to 17, 18 plus, Be Inspired, Nature, Wellbeing|0 Comments

Be inspired. My Gifted Green World

By Sonal Sumaria, VICTA Young Ambassador (2020/21) Sea green, olive, dark green, forest green, lime, mint, pear, shamrock, emerald, seaweed, parakeet, sage, jade and viridian are a few of many of shades of green – the colour of nature, peace, life, renewal, energy and safety, I’ve seen and worked with. It’s a colour I’ll never be fed up of, it’s in my everyday life and most importantly it’s about my personality as a horticulturist. ‘Green renews and restores depleted energy. It is the sanctuary away from the stresses of modern living, restoring us back to a sense of wellbeing’ [...]

Get involved – Earth Hour

WWF - Earth Hour 8:30pm on Saturday 26 March 2022 is #EarthHour A global movement that reminds us that even small actions can make a big difference. Change is possible, but only if we act together. Find out how to get involved with The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Before Earth Hour… Download the WWF My Footprint app and take on a challenge. You can use the app to calculate your impact then choose and track challenges to help reduce your environmental footprint with WWF’s My Footprint App. Let us know what you find out in the comments below! Click here [...]

By |March 25, 2022|Categories: 10 to 13, 14 to 17, 18 plus, Education, Nature, Stand out|0 Comments

New opportunity – Make Our Move – Climate Change

Make Our Move - Are you ready to take climate action? Hubbub have shared this opportunity with the Student Portal, perfect for anyone passionate about making a positive impact on climate change. Applications close on 20 March, so if you are interested, get your applications in quickly! Information from Hubbub: Calling all young people to take part in a free, year-long programme to run an environmental campaign in your own city. Are you 18-24 years old and based in London, Bristol, Cardiff, Manchester or Glasgow? Want to make a positive difference for the environment but not had [...]

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