Countryside Classroom - Connecting schools with food, farming and the natural environment

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.

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The Growing Schools Garden Birmingham

Key Modules

GS Garden Birmingham

The key modules are:

  • A stumpery and evolutionary garden, exploring geological history and the evolution of plants and animals.
  • An aquatic garden representing the development of plants specialised in aquatic environments.
  • A prairie garden contrasting with the water-rich environments.
  • Woodland borders explore the relationships between flora and fauna and the folklore and myths associated with such places.
  • A meadow explores the life to be found in a flowering sward and incorporates an ephemeral labyrinth.
  • A willow nest on a sculpted earth mound allows a space for children and adults to crawl into to find sanctuary.
  • A poetry garden displays a more architectural atmosphere, a zone for reading, performance and creative and language based activities and boulder walls demonstrate opportunities for adventurous outdoor activities