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 London

Garden Tour

The Growing Schools Garden; a route to learning, was first unveiled at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in July 2002.

The garden, part of a wider government initiative known as Growing Schools, was a partnership project between 21 core schools and 4 partner organisations.

Its aim was to demonstrate how schools can - and do - transform barren playgrounds into welcoming and exciting green spaces, providing enrichment, stimulation and learning for all pupils.

Garden Plan Playground Growing Zone garden-tour/Recycling Outdoor Music garden-tour/Storytelling area Wildlife Garden Grassy Patch