Tangmere is delighted to collaborate with The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) through a partnership with Developing Experts to create short videos for online science lessons and showcase careers in horticulture for secondary school students.
The company was approached by RHS Horticultural Engagement Manager, Lisa Peter, with the aim to bring the science curriculum to life using real industry examples to teach and inspire students into the world of horticulture. Lisa explains:
“Inspiring the next generation to explore and take up careers in horticulture is crucial in tackling the growing skills gap in the industry. We know that young people care deeply about environmental matters but at the same time, they are not really aware of the opportunities for them to shape the future of food production and horticulture.
These online classroom resources will help to bridge this gap: they showcase horticultural careers as applied STEM and bring the lesson content to life in a real-world setting.”
Our Technical Crops Manager, Mark Knight, welcomed the guests to film inside the unique ecosystem of Tangmere’s glasshouses; sharing how plants and insects live and interact together.
Speaking about his career in horticulture, Mark reveals how his job is “interesting and varies on a day-to-day basis,” working hard to keep all elements in balance and ensure a good environment for the pepper crops to grow well.
This set of videos will provide classroom resources for KS4 Ecology lessons available through the Developing Experts science curriculum and careers platform.
Lisa Peter & Mark Knight