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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School & Local Grounds

Explore the ways learning can take place outside but remain within the boundaries of your grounds, or close by. Use the spaces most accessible to you and bring learning to life in an exciting and engaging way.

This section provides a range of information, lesson ideas and practical guides to help you make the most of your school grounds whatever their size.


From gardening and growing to mini-beasts and maths, make the most of your grounds with these tried and tested resources.


Don’t forget to share your own learning experiences.

Teaching Resources & Classroom Activities

Teaching resources and inspiration for using your school grounds as an outdoor classroom.