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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Historic House Association

The Historic House Association creates free, tailor-made visits to the parks and gardens in Wales and the West Midlands for those members of the community who may otherwise find visiting difficult through lack of money, lack of transport, lack of ... Read more

Institute for Outdoor Learning

The Institute encourages participation in outdoor learning by developing quality, safety and opportunity in outdoor provision and by supporting and enhancing the good practice of those who work in the field.

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Institute of Biology

The IoB is the professional body for UK biologists. They publish the Journal of Biological Education, and have a useful website for pupils and teachers at

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Institute of Horticulture (IoH)

The IoH represents all those engaged in horticulture in the UK and Ireland. It runs the Young Horticulturist of the Year competition.

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John Innes Centre

The John Innes Centre researches plants and microbes at the molecular and genetic level, and their relationship with the environment. Their focus with schools is to encourage students to study science and to appreciate the importance of science in everyday ... Read more

Landex (Land Based Colleges Aspiring to Excellence)

Landex is an association of further and higher education institutions with specialist provision in land based and related subjects. Use the website to find your local member college.

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Lantra is the sector skills council for the environmental and land-based sector. The website has details of relevant careers, including 'day in the life' video clips.

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LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming)

LEAF helps farmers produce good quality food, with care for the environment, while working with their local community. LEAF can arrange farm visits for schools, and has produced a virtual farm walk at

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Learning through Landscapes (LTL)

LTL helps schools and early years settings make the most of their outdoor spaces for play and learning. They provide advice relevant to all age groups, with examples of how schools, settings and their communties have been able to achieve ... Read more

Little Growers

In September 2007 AutoPot launched a new idea called "Little Growers". The idea behind Little Growers is to help educate children, while having fun, in the way that our food grows.

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