One of Oakham In Bloom’s aims is to work with and educate young people about the local environment and all things horticultural.
Over the years our volunteers have worked with all schools and colleges throughout the town, as well as groups of Brownies, Guides, Scouts, Cubs and Beavers. Many schools have their own gardens and gardening clubs, with some pupils also joining the Oakham In Bloom volunteer days, and other youth groups are keen to get involved in a number of projects throughout the town.
All Saints Scouts
Oakham All Saints Scout Group maintain the All Saints Church flowerbeds in the churchyard through regular weeding and litter picking, plus planting of summer and winter bedding plants.
At the end of September 2015, the Scouts replanted the flowerbeds, clearing the summer bedding and replacing with colourful pansies for the winter.
Brooke Hill Academy
In May 2015, children at Brooke Hill Academy have a term topic “How does your garden grow?” and they invited Oakham In Bloom to an assembly to find out how our group supports the local community.
Chris, Marilyn and Pippy went along to meet the children, and the school has organised a sunflower competition and a gardening group. Oakham In Bloom will continue to visit the school to help with the raised beds at the front of the school.
Are you a school or youth group in Oakham? Contact us to find out how you can get involved, including volunteer gardening projects, Adopt-A-Bed, or support with your environmental activities.