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.
All about apples, from growing, through eating to history and cultural links.Read more
A resource pack including a survey to explore how good an area is for bees based on wildflower populations.Read more
A splendidly illustrated rhyming story book, ideal for storytelling in a woodland setting, focusing on animals.Read more
Set up by garden equipment and sundries supplier Harrod Horticulture to provide advice and resources for school and community gardens on growing food organically. Some discounts available.Read more
This fact sheet addresses the health and safety issues around keeping chickens in schoolsRead more
Suggested books containing information and activities relating to plants and gardensRead more
This fact sheet aims to help teachers use their school garden and grounds as a creative resource.Read more
A selection of websites that will engage pupils and increase their IT skills while teaching them about the environment, healthy eating and wildlife.Read more
These fact sheets are aimed to teach children at key Stage 2 level, the knowledge of food and farming. They cover subjects on wheat, nutrition and plants, whilst covering the key environmental issues associated with food production.Read more
This fact sheet aims to help teachers use their school gardens and grounds as a creative resource.Read more