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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Breaks 4 Kids

Contact: Judith Briddon

Purpose: Being concerned that children and young people on low incomes or from low income families were not using the Youth Hostels, YHA's Trustees established a scheme known as 'Breaks 4 Kids'.

Who Can Apply:

The scheme is used to support those who could benefit from a residential experience linked to activities they are involved in within their local community. It does not support young people travelling as individuals but rather disadvantaged youngsters who, without help, would be unable to join their friends on a Youth Hostel trip.

Deadline: Ongoing

Funding Body: Youth Hostels Association


Trevelyan House Dimple Road

Telephone: 0870 770 8868