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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All about apples, from growing, through eating to history and cultural links.

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Butterfly and bee borders

Grow a beautiful border that will also attract a wide range of insects to study.

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Children’s gardening booklist

Suggested books containing information and activities relating to plants and gardens

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Developing ICT skills

A selection of websites that will engage pupils and increase their IT skills while teaching them about the environment, healthy eating and wildlife.

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Exploring Nature Play

Resources for all those interested in Exploring Nature Play.

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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 App

app called Growing to encourage people to grow veg

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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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