Growing Schools has been re-launched as Countryside Classroom, the largest ever partnership of organisations who are committed to helping children learn about food, farming and/or the natural environment.
It is the vision of Countryside Classroom that schools and teachers across the UK will embrace food, farming and the natural environment as essential components of a broad and balanced curriculum, incorporating them into day-to-day learning. As a result of this, every child will have the opportunity to learn about and experience these topics in diverse ways that are increasingly supported by experiences outside the classroom.
Teaching Resources for the Outdoor Classroom. Lesson ideas, outdoor activities and subject related materials. Where ever your outdoor classroom is, find resources to help bring the lesson to life.
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The Growing Schools programme and website are co-ordinated by Farming & Countryside Education a UK based charity. If you have found this website useful or support the work that it conducts alongside its partners, please consider making a donation.
Natural Connections and the Ecover Blue Mile have joined forces to deliver CPD workshops in blue spaces in Bristol and Somerset in September.
A school competition to encourage learning outside the classroom as well as the chance of winning great prizes for your school
Take learning outdoors!
The Grow Your Own Salad (GYOS) initiative from the British Leafy Salads Association is returning for a third year and is now accepting registrations. One thousand free GYOS kits are available this year!
The green beacon of outdoor learning continues to shine strongly at Totnes St John’s Primary School as a group of Year 6 children recently claimed their John Muir Award for the second year running after a week of hard graft on the school’s nature trail.