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.
A series of online teaching activities for use on visiting farms or in school.Read more
A splendidly illustrated rhyming story book, ideal for storytelling in a woodland setting, focusing on animals.Read more
For teachers - This plan, shows how children at Bents Green Pre-School helped to plant bulbs in their garden, encouraging them to work as a team and to use mathematical language.Read more
Grow a beautiful border that will also attract a wide range of insects to study.Read more
This fact sheet addresses the health and safety issues around keeping chickens in schoolsRead more
Resources for all those interested in Exploring Nature Play.Read more
A comprehensive collection of materials covering all aspects of growing in schools, including activity sheets, posters and growing cards.Read more
This fact sheet aims to help teachers use their school gardens and grounds as a creative resource.Read more
app called Growing to encourage people to grow vegRead more
This activity introduces children to the concept of planting beans and watching them grow. Teachers can use and adapt this plan for their own lessons.Read more