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

Outdoor Music

Outdoor Music plan

  1. Musical washing line
  2. Interactive pergola

Musical washing line

Lack of money should not stifle outdoor fun and creativity. Old pots and pans, flower trays and plastic trays can be transformed to stimulate play and learning with sounds.

Factsheet:
Musical Washing Line (PDF)
Schools:
Loddon Special School
Windmill First School

Interactive pergola

Created by and for pupils with special needs to stimulate all the senses, the pergola incorporates many found and recycled materials and has a seaside theme. Sound, sight, scent and touch are all included - even some lettuce to taste.

School:
Palatine School