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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Local Area

Some of the best learning environments can be found within walking distance of your location. Take advantage of what is to offer in your local area, help children explore the world around them and discover the outdoors in a new and exciting way.

The materials here are primarily aimed at activities that involve taking children out of the school grounds to local places within walking distance of the school.


The resources and case studies include practical outdoor tasks, use of green spaces and visits to local facilities.


Don’t forget to share your own learning experiences.

Teaching Resources & Local Activities

Teaching Resources to help you use the local area. Inspiration for using the natural world and the environment around you.