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.
Suggested books containing information and activities relating to plants and gardensRead more
Laminated, fold-out guide to help primary school teachers set up and maintain a school garden. Includes a garden calendar linked to the school year (Field Studies CouncilRead more
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.Read more
Resource to help teachers consider the issues involved in growing plants, or caring for animal, in schools and other educational settings.Read more
Growing Schools has produced a colourful and informative calendar-style year planner for the classroom.Read more
Guidance on the best vegetables to grow, and how to help them thriveRead more
Improving health and promoting an active lifestyle, or brushing up your French, while enjoying, and learning about, the outdoor environment.Read more
Ideas for activities in the garden linked to elements in the curriculum.Read more
Link to searchable publications page of this organisation that champions school grounds as a setting for formal and informal learning.Read more