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
Suggested books containing information and activities relating to plants and gardensRead more
Resources for all those interested in Exploring Nature Play.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
This Teacher’s Resource Pack aims to help all teachers use their school gardens and grounds as a creative learning resource.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
Ideas for activities in the garden linked to elements in the curriculum.Read more