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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Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI)

BGCI provides a wide range of information on plant-based education, and aims to raise awareness of the importance of plants and the need to adapt more sustainable lifestyles.

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Botanic Gardens Education Network (BGEN)

An umbrella group for educators based in botanic gardens throughout the UK.

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British Ecological Society

BES works with schools to develop their grounds for teaching ecology, looking specifically at ponds and hedgerows, playing fields and urban ecology in local communities. The website provides a range of teaching resources and they can visit schools to help ... Read more

Buglife - The Invertebrate Conservation Trust

Conserving the small things that run the world, Buglife is committed to saving Britain's rarest little animals - everything from bees to beetles, and spiders to snails. Buglife offers free, downloadable resources such as children’s activity sheets, and a wealth ... Read more

Butterfly Conservation

Butterfly Conservationworks with schools and colleges through its local branches and regional offices helping to organise field visits to reserves and wildlife sites across the UK. The website provides support for teachers in using butterflies and moths in their school ... Read more

Canal and River Explorers

‘Canals and River Explorers’ offer powerful ways to engage children and bring learning to life

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Community Composting Network (CNN)

A national network of over 220 members involved in community composting, CCN provides advice and support through publications, events, training, consultancy and composting demonstration sites.

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Community Service Volunteers (CSV)

The website www.csvcommunitypartners.org.uk is designed to help universities, colleges and schools develop opportunities for citizenship education through community involvement.

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Crown Garden Products Limited

We are a small British company, committed to encourage everyone to enjoy growing their own fruit and vegetable even in restricted places (e.g. a concrete playground). An important part is our belief that children should learn from an early age ... Read more

Department for Education

The purpose of the DfE is to make this the best place in the world for children and young people to grow up.

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