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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69 support organisations found

The Association for Science Education (ASE)

A membership organisation dedicated to promoting excellence in science teaching and learning. Has a wide range of resources at

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The Association of Gardens Trusts

A national organisation representing 36 County Gardens Trusts actively engaged in the heritage of parks, gardens and designed landscapes. They help schools and parents stimulate their children with garden visits and by improving school grounds with the help of volunteers. ... Read more

The British Alpaca Society (BAS)

Dedicated to the welfare of alpacas and the education of their owners. Provides information, support and events for everyone interested in alpacas.

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The British Beekeepers Association

Works to promote bees and beekeeping and to provide a range of member services to beekeepers. The kids section of the website has information on all types of bees, plus a range of teaching ideas and resources.

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The British Horse Society

The BHS works for every horse and rider in the UK, focussing on horse welfare, horse and rider safety, access and rights of way, training and approvals.

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The Conservation Volunteers

BTCV aims to create a more sustainable future by inspiring people and improving places. They organise practical projects countrywide and publish useful handbooks on conservation skills.

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The Country Trust

Aims to bridge the gap between urban and rural communities through showing the working countryside to inner-city children, their parents and teachers, and to promote knowledge, interest and understanding of the land, rural life and the countryside.

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The Herb Society

The Herb Society aims to increases the understanding, use and appreciation of herbs and their benefits to health.Their schools website is designed for pupils at Key Stages 1 and 2 to use on their own or with support.

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The National Trust

The trust works to preserve and protect the buildings, countryside and coastline of England, Wales and Northern Ireland through practical conservation, learning and discovery, and encouraging everyone to visit and enjoy their national heritage. Many properties have education programmes and ... Read more

The Royal Parks

Responsible for the eight Royal Parks in London, covering 5000 acres. As well as providing educational activities in the parks, there is a range of online resources for schools and young gardeners.

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