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 teaching activities for use when visiting farms or in school.Read more
A series of online teaching activities for use on visiting farms or in school.Read more
A resource pack including a survey to explore how good an area is for bees based on wildflower populations.Read more
Suggested books containing information and activities relating to plants and gardensRead more
Construction details and photos for the three-bay compost bin made by West Hill Primary School for the Growing Schools Garden 2007.Read more
Resources for all those interested in Exploring Nature Play.Read more
FieldNotes is an exciting new concept in wildlife recording, offering a vast range of resources to develop interest in the natural environment, and actively encouraging information-sharing with biodiversity projects and organisations.Read more
Comprehensive list of organisations that may help fund your school garden (RHS Campaign for School Gardening)Read 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