Bringing more greenery to school children across the UK one plant at a time!
What if you could implement a fully automated vertical garden at your school of choice at no cost to the school?
We often can't see or smell it, but it is now widely known that air pollution puts children's vulnerable growing lungs at risk. The air-cleansing abilities of plants are well documented, but did you know that plants can also improve children’s mental health, alleviate stress, reduce noise pollution, improve concentration and increase urban biodiversity? With Plants4Kids (“P4K”), schools and communities can take action to provide a healthier environment and contribute to better air quality for all.
What is the P4K Campaign?
The P4K Project enables schools to benefit from beautiful, self-sustaining, maintenance-free living walls at no cost to the school itself. The living walls are funded by a simple plant sponsorship programme, which allows parents, grandparents, friends and local supporters of the school to make a small contribution which will make a big difference. Businesses are also invited to support schools (locally or nationally), either by becoming Ambassadors (providing sponsorship) or Partners (providing practical support).
Plants can be sponsored for as little as £15– the sponsorship will not only pay for the plants themselves but will cover installation and maintenance of the living wall for 3 years.
Names and messages of support of key sponsors will be displayed alongside the living walls themselves.
Once fully funded, the living walls will take pride of place in schools or playgrounds within reach of the children. Whilst the plants will be monitored remotely using the latest technology, pupils will be encouraged to interact with and care for the plants, touch and smell the foliage and learn about the different species in their wall, whilst having unlimited access to our plant care experts for guidance. The children will be involved from Day 1, from raising awareness of the campaign, to fundraising, to helping out with the installation day! Pupils will learn about the amazing air cleansing abilities of plants and the many benefits that plants can bring.
A full Schools Toolkit is available, providing all the resources a school or PTA will need to run their P4K Project without impacting resourcing levels or teaching time.
The P4K Schools Toolkit
Handouts and instructions
Unlimited access to plant care experts
Plant list for indoor and out
Design grids and examples
Monthly tips for each season
Sponsorship aids and information packs
Video tutorials and more…