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Sir's Happy Little Greenhouse World PAL DVD

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How a Somerset school's lunchtime gardening club became a world centre for orchid conservation - an inspiring example of educational excellence and a challenge to our expectations of what children can achieve.


Sir's Happy Little Greenhouse World shows how Writhlington School's Orchid Club challenges conventional ideas about how early children should specialize and how high we should set our expectations. It makes growing flowers cooler and more fun than you could ever imagine...


Duration: 20min.  This film is also available as a digital download, as part of the Learning for Real compilation DVD, and our Learning for Real Screening Package.


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An ordinary rural comprehensive sets up a lunchtime gardening pub in some abandoned greenhouses. A maverick teacher decides to turn it into an orchid club, which then becomes a world centre for conservation.

 

Sir's Happy Little Greenhouse World shows the breadth of achievement that's possible if you ignore conventional limits on teenagers' ambition; collecting endangered species on school trips to tropical habitats, using postgraduate-level micropropagation techniques to conserve them for reintroduction, marketing seedlings to garden centres, giving lectures to horticultural societies and winning Gold Medals at Chelsea Flower Show...

 

This film shows how Writhlington School's Orchid Club challenges conventional ideas about how early children should specialize and how high we should set our expectations. It makes growing flowers cooler and more fun than you could ever imagine...

 

Duration: 20min.  This film is also available as a digital download, as part of the Learning for Real compilation DVD, and our Learning for Real Screening Package.

Formats: PAL with English subtitles
Duration: 22 minutes
Release Date: 2008

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