Countryside Classroom in action

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Happy New Year!

Good wishes for 2018 from everyone at Countryside Classroom. Read on to see the improvements we are making, and how you can contribute

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UK Agriculture and social care

A recent report shows the value of care farming both to the community and the farms that provide it

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Seasonal selection

Ten top resources for January and February

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Reduce, reuse, recycle

Teaching about sustainability is an important strand in all three Countryside Classroom themes

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FaceTime a farmer

Are you looking for exciting new ways to engage your students directly with the world of farming? Then the new FaceTime/Skype a Farmer initiative from LEAF and FACE could be for you

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Discover organic farming and wildlife

Learning about the wild species that can be found on organic farms adds another dimension to children’s understanding of farming and how farmers manage land for wildlife. It can tie in easily with geography, science and food technology, as well as literacy and numeracy

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Fang-tastic beasts

Writtle University College recently held a special event for Year 10 and 11 students thinking about taking an Animal Studies course

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LOtC Awards

Leading practitioners in the world of learning outside the classroom (LOtC) have been recognised as ‘LOtC Heroes’ for making a significant impact on the lives of children and young people through their commitment and dedication to providing and/or championing exciting and inspiring learning outside the classroom opportunities

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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.