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 Linking Visits

Contact: Not available

Purpose: Funding is available for teachers and head teachers to undertake short visits to a partner school in any country to set up a link or develop a new dimension to an existing partnership.

Who Can Apply: Available for staff from primary, secondary and special schools, sixth form and further education colleges in England and Wales only.

Deadline: Ongoing. Apply at least six weeks in advance of proposed visit. (23 January for visits taking place before April)

Money: Travel, board and lodging costs to a maximum of £4500 for European travel; with an uplift for visits further a field.

Funding Body: Central Bureau, British Council


Central Bureau (England and Wales)
British Council
10 Spring Gardens

Telephone: 020 7389 4419