Countryside Classroom in action

STEAM-Ed Vegetables: farming as a canvas for all learning

Farming at the Festival of Education 2017 - ideas on how to use farming to create inspiring and integrated STEAM learning in primary and secondary schools.

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Healthy Eating Week 2017

Don't miss the opportunity of HEW17 to engage your pupils with healthy food and where it comes from

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Outdoor Classroom Day 2017

Why outdoor learning and play is a vital part of every school day.

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Remarkable Rivers

Did you know that there are over 6000 rivers in Britain? 30 of these are over 70 miles long – longer than most of our motorways. With so many rivers throughout the country, there are many opportunities for schools to engage with our remarkable river systems and use them as a key opportunity for learning.

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Use your senses

Learning outdoors offers so many new and exciting opportunities for pupils and can be even more powerful when teachers explore how to include the five senses in key learning activities. This article explores some ways in which the senses can be incorporated into lessons, both in and out of the classroom.

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Farming fun in the school holidays

Farm visits can take place throughout the year, not just in term time and The Country Trust have a new initiative to engage pupils in all the fun of the farm during School Holidays.

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Birdwatching at school

Research has shown that getting closer to nature is really good for us. One way to foster a love of the outdoors is to help our pupils discover more about the birds we see in our gardens and in the school grounds.

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What has 2016 taught us?

Dan Corlett explains what the Countryside Classroom partnership has learnt in 2016 as a result of three guiding pieces of research carried out by the consortium. Importantly - what can you do in leading a movement?

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Become a Partner

Countryside Classroom partners are organisations that are committed to ensuring that all children have the opportunity to learn about and experience food, farming and the natural environment.

Members of the Consortium are able to exchange knowledge, expertise and networks, to collaborate in new ways and to address shared challenges.

Become a Contributor

Countryside Classroom is a single destination where teachers can find and access the resources, places to visit and people to ask that will support their teaching about food, farming and the natural environment.

We accept contributions from organisations or individuals who wish to share their content with schools.