Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Get Out And Grow School Gardening Kit Giveaway (Paid Partnership with Sudocrem)

It's almost Summer and a great time to get children outdoors and learning about where fruit and vegetables come from and how they are grown. We're working in a paid partnership with Sudocreme to promote gardening in schools and show just what a difference it can make.


In a recent survey, 90% of children said that they would like a garden at school. The whole process of planting and raising plants includes maths, science and a host of other subjects, as well as giving your child skills for life. Enjoying and even eating the end results will give anyone a real sense of pride - plus the fresher the produce, the more vitamins and flavour it has!

This Summer Sudocrem are donating 20 Get Out and Grow Kits worth £160 to UK schools and I'm delighted to say I will be giving one of them away on this blog. The kits contain everything the school needs to make a start with their own garden, including children’s wheelbarrows, gardening gloves, mini-trowels, seeds and lessons on how to make the most of a school garden.


Sudocrem was first developed in 1931 by Dublin-based pharmacist Thomas Smith and the name changed to Sudocrem in 1950 because of the Dublin pronunciation of "soothing cream". Known best maybe for treating bums and burns, it's really useful for gardeners because it soothes sun and wind-burned skin, and moisturises dry hands. You can find an idea of just how many conditions it can help on the Sudocrem website.

The Get Out and Grow project was developed by Sudocrem following research* which suggested that many children don't get the chance to garden, haven't ever grown edible plants and lack basic understanding about where their food comes from. They found that even though 87% of British households have a garden, most children aged 4-8 can't name 5 vegetables or fruits grown in them, and 95% couldn't name 3 UK garden herbs.


Children had a basic misunderstanding of how growing plants works, with 79% believing worms are bad for plants and less than 20% able to name a trowel or a rake. It's actually a surprise that 20% of children said they had eaten a vegetable they’ve grown themselves.

Gardening doesn't only teach our children about nature, it's therapeutic and rewarding, and has been proven to have a positive effect on pupil behaviour. Not everyone excels at academic subjects, so gardening also gives another opportunity for children to find something they enjoy and are good at.


Four years ago Benjamin Adlard Primary School in Lincolnshire was rated as one of Britain’s worst schools by Ofsted, but it has now won the national Pearson award for School of the Year: Making a Difference and their new school garden is being credited with making the difference.

The headmaster Sam Coy said:
“The children absolutely love den-building, just generally getting dirty and nature hunts. One child recently told me that he loves going to the forest school on a Tuesday afternoon so much as it helps him to behave all week as he never wants to not be able to go.”

The Get Out and Grow school gardening kit giveaway can be the start of something brilliant for your chosen school too. Anyone an enter, nominate the school of your choice in the form below. You can find out more about the Get Out And Grow campaign here

The giveaway is open to UK entrants only and will end at midnight Sunday 30th June. This will enable most UK schools to receive their prize before the end of Summer term and make a start on their garden in the new school year in September (August if you are in Scotland).

I will only use the information in the form to draw a winner, check the winning entry and notify the lucky person, then it's deleted. The winner will be drawn at random by the Gleam form widget after the giveaway ends. Full terms and conditions are at the bottom of the Gleam form. For help if you are new to Gleam, see Di's 'How to' guide and to see my other UK giveaways, go to my Giveaways Page...

Get Out And Grow School Garden Kit Giveaway (In Partnership with Sudocrem)

*Research was conducted amongst 300 children, nationwide, aged between 4 and 8 years old – contacted via an online panel and accessed via their parent/guardian. Fieldwork was carried out between the 28th February and 2nd March 2019. Photos supplied by Sudocrem with the permission of the pupils and their parents.

We were paid for the time taken to administrate this giveaway. I use Sudocrem and have done for as long as I can remember.

27 comments:

  1. Fab prize! My school would love it, such a great idea.

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  2. Home grown CHERRY tomatoes - can't beat the taste

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  3. My favourite vegetable are peas and I have grown and picked them myself.

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  4. sweetcorn has to be the best, cooked straight from picking it is so much sweeter and tastier than any shop bought corn ive had.

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  5. What a great prize. I would love to win it for my daughters school.

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  6. Strawberries are my fave I love them and they remind me of my grandad, I used to grow them with him when I was little

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  7. Robert Mark Ward8 June 2019 at 07:06

    Bananas & sweetcorn (not together), never grown or picked either.

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  8. I love growing peas, they never seem to reach the table though as we eat them out of the pod directly off the plant

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  9. Strawberries, and yes I grow them every year on my allotment

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  10. yes i grow potatoes different varieties;/.

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  11. I love carrots, we grow them ourselves every year, a great thing for my children to help with

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  12. I have grown carrots and radishes, and spring onions

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  13. Fab prize!! My sons school would love it!

    - Emma Woodhouse

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  14. My favourite home grown veg are tomatoes as they always taste better

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  15. Strawberries are my fav and we pick them ourselves sometimes

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  16. Potatoes are always so much better straight from the ground. The first vegetable my dad let me harvest with him. It was so much fun - just like a treasure hunt.

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  17. My daughters school would love this to help with their playground revamp.

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  18. I love strawberries but have never grown them myself

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  19. Home grown strawberries are the best

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  20. Favourites are cauli and sprouts, I don't have a garden to grow anything

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  21. We grow kohl rabi, which is hard to find in the shops and most people have not heard off, my husband grows show winning beetroot

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  22. tomatoes and have never grown anything myself lol x

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  23. My kids school are just starting a garden project this would be a great help

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  24. Lindsey Martin24 June 2019 at 07:07

    My favourite thing to grow are cucumbers. They taste so different when they are home grown.

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  25. Lettuce! They are beautiful picked right from the garden, Green and fresh not to mention super tasty!

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  26. My favourite fruit is raspberries, my granny and granda used to sell them and I have fond memories of picking them as a child

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  27. I love raspberries and we have loads of them growing in the garden. They're absolutely delicious straight off the bush!

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