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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Activities about the countryside

Activity sheets for pupils to use in the countryside.

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Children’s gardening booklist

Suggested books containing information and activities relating to plants and gardens

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Gardening for primary schools

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 Council

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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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Get Your Hands Dirty

Resource to help teachers consider the issues involved in growing plants, or caring for animal, in schools and other educational settings.

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Growing School Garden Teachers Resource Pack

This Teacher’s Resource Pack aims to help all teachers use their school gardens and grounds as a creative learning resource.

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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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Growing vegetables in school

Guidance on the best vegetables to grow, and how to help them thrive

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How to design and set up a school garden


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Learning in and about National Parks

The link provides information and resources (including lesson plans) to help you teach about National Parks in the classroom, and gives you all the help you need to visit a National Park with your group.

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