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.
These resources supply children with information about different small pet animals, including their diets, housing and breeds. The questionnaires are for the students to fill out, concerning the housing and nutrition of the animals.Read more
All about apples, from growing, through eating to history and cultural links.Read more
Ideas to get your class thinking about art and design in the garden, including decorating flowerpots, turning plants into artwork, customising tools and making decorationsRead more
Aimed at GCSE Geography and AS/A2 Geography and Environmental Science students, this richly illustrated Fact Sheet discusses the causes and management of bank erosion in the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads.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