Welcome to the Growing Schools website which has been designed to support teachers and practitioners in using the "outdoor classroom" as a resource across the curriculum for pupils of all ages.

Teaching Resources

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.

Search for Places and People

Find a place to visit in your location.

Find Places to Visit

Register your place to visit

Find people who can help with outdoor education:
National Support Organisations
Local Outdoor Learning Providers

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.

Easy Fundraising Help raise funds for Natural Connections by shopping online with no extra cost to you!
Go to EasyFundraising.org.uk to get started.


Major New Teaching Project Moves the Classroom to the Beach

Thousands of schoolchildren are to benefit from one of the biggest Teach on the Beach projects in the UK, being launched by the Ecover Blue Mile and Plymouth University’s Natural Connections.

Let's get Growing Schools!

Have a read of our article in the latest edition of the UKED Chat Magazine

Fundraising for Outdoor Learning Workshop in Bristol

"100% Feedback", "Very Professional Speakers", "Would recommend it to others"

Growing Schools Conference 2014 - School Food and the Outdoor Classroom

Should you attend?

Yes, if you are interested in developing curricular or environmental projects within your school or local community, in particular: Head Teachers, Senior Management / Governors / Trustees, Teaching and nonteaching staff, Policy makers, Volunteers or parents, Third Sector organisations. The conference will also be useful to students and teachers in pre-school and tertiary education.

All delegates will get a free ticket to visit Kew Gardens on Saturday 12th July 2014

'Teach IT in the Outdoors' Workshops

Natural Connections and IT experts Do-Be Ltd are running ‘IT in the Outdoors’ workshops in Bristol and Torbay.

More News
Give Feedback