Posted: 29/04/2013 at 19:45
When you look at how the world is changing, and the interest that many children have in the environment, doesn't it make sense to have something in place for them to pursue-possibly as a career? However,there are only so many hours in the school day and only so much teachers can be expected to give. My girls have been lucky enough to attend 2 of the best primary and secondary schools in Scotland and there was a gardening club at primary which some of the teachers valiantly helped with. Not every child is academic and there needs to be something else for them to do. Sadly at high school level there seems to be nothing in a horticultural sense amongst all the other out of school activities. My older daughter has always been interested in 'nature' and can take cuttings etc but I don't force her to do 'stuff'in the garden as they have to want it. The other one's only interested in nail varnish and gossiping with her friends...!
Teachers constantly get a bad press which is often unfair. Personally I wouldn't do their job for any amount of money when you see the c**p they put up with on a daily basis.