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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Boris the Lost Badger

A splendidly illustrated rhyming story book, ideal for storytelling in a woodland setting, focusing on animals.

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Chickens in schools: Is it safe?

This fact sheet addresses the health and safety issues around keeping chickens in schools

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Exploring Nature Play

Resources for all those interested in Exploring Nature Play.

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Food Growing Resources

A comprehensive collection of materials covering all aspects of growing in schools, including activity sheets, posters and growing cards.

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Gardening with Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs

Growing Schools is pleased to have supported the production by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) of a new report and teaching resources for gardening with Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs.

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Gardening workshops (design & practicals) for primary schools

Fun and challenging workshops to do with all things gardening, taught by professional garden designers

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Growing App

app called Growing to encourage people to grow veg

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Growing Schools Year Planner

Growing Schools has produced a colourful and informative calendar-style year planner for the classroom.

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Learning in your Forest

Free downloadable curriculum based lesson plans, family activities and other useful information to help plan your forest visit

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mobile garden workstation

Equipment that can be used indoor/outdoor 365 days a year.

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