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.
All about apples, from growing, through eating to history and cultural links.Read more
A resource pack including a survey to explore how good an area is for bees based on wildflower populations.Read more
Set up by garden equipment and sundries supplier Harrod Horticulture to provide advice and resources for school and community gardens on growing food organically. Some discounts available.Read more
Grow a beautiful border that will also attract a wide range of insects to study.Read more
This resource is a game to encourage children to take a fresh look at farming and wildlife. The main aim is to get the children to ask relevant questions on biodiversity and its importance.Read more
Imaginative ideas for making your own labels, and decorative ceramic flowers.Read more
This fact sheet addresses the health and safety issues around keeping chickens in schoolsRead more
Suggested books containing information and activities relating to plants and gardensRead more
Construction details and photos for the three-bay compost bin made by West Hill Primary School for the Growing Schools Garden 2007.Read more
Separate leaflets for teachers and students on making and using a compost bin.Read more