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.
The chickens have slowed us down, they make us stop and stare. Staff report that the children are quieter and calmer around the chickens and the whole school benefits...Read more
An innovative garden at the Young People’s Education Centre, ScunthorpeDownload case study( 102Kb, PDF )
Using food to help embed work on sustainabilityDownload case study( 102Kb, PDF )
The 'forest school' provides an inclusive and stimulating setting and the childrenDownload case study( 102Kb, PDF )
Describes how Groundwork developed custom built growing areas for Special SchoolsDownload case study( 102Kb, PDF )
Celebrating local food to mark a year of environmental learningDownload case study( 102Kb, PDF )
Involving the community in devloping outdoor learning around a new building.Download case study( 102Kb, PDF )
A school garden and allotment providing a work and study area incorporating the national curriculum, current ecological issues and a healthy lifestyle all within...Download case study( 102Kb, PDF )
Incorporating wildlife and the natural environment into the curriculum throughout the school.Download case study( 102Kb, PDF )
A holistic approach to school gardening.Download case study( 102Kb, PDF )