Our Vision

Countryside Classroom helps teachers to find resources, places to visit and school support relating to the themes of food, farming and the natural environment. Our site contains a range of quality assured educational content from hundreds of contributors.

We aim to inspire and enable teachers to use food, farming and the natural environment more often, in and out of the classroom, because we want all children to have the opportunity to learn about and experience these essential topics.

Countryside Classroom is a managed by a partnership of organisations that represent the very best in food, farming and environment education. We are committed to working together to increase the quality of our services and reduce duplication in the sector.

Connect with us

Become a contributor - Does your organisation offer educational content or services relating to food, farming or the natural environment? Adding your listing to Countryside Classroom could help you to reach more schools, and there is no cost involved.

Countryside Classroom is actively seeking contributions from organisations who have educational content or services to share with schools.

Not sure? Send us an email, telling us a bit about what you do.

Become a partner - Countryside Classroom partner organisations are committed to educating about one or more of food, farming and the natural environment. Partners work together to ensure the success of Countryside Classroom and benefit from opportunities to exchange knowledge, share expertise and networks, to collaborate in new ways to address shared challenges.

Interested? Send us an email to request more information about what being a partner involves.

Express your interest as a Provider

Countryside Classroom is free to use and contains more than a thousand pieces of content across three areas: resources, places to visit and school support. If you know what you’re looking for, start your search now.

If you’re not sure, or are looking for inspiration, try our features page, which contains a mixture of news articles and blogs to give you practical ideas to get started.

You can also sign up to receive our newsletter, delivered to your inbox twice a term. The newsletter will keep you up to date with new additions to the site and includes a calendar of training and events taking place near you.

We are currently recruiting for teachers to join our Teacher Advisory Panel. Joining the panel means you will be the first to hear about new developments and you’ll help us to improve whilst earning rewards.

If you like what we do and want to keep in touch, please follow us on Twitter and don’t forget to recommend Countryside Classroom to your colleagues.

Express your interest as a Teacher

In order to offer a free service to schools, Countryside Classroom relies on the support of donors and sponsors. We offer a range of flexible sponsorship opportunities to relevant companies seeking to enhance their visibility amongst a broad education audience.

Opportunities for sponsorship include:

  • A bespoke background advert to appear on the Countryside Classroom website
  • Donating products or equipment to be used as prizes
  • One off events
  • Sponsoring specific campaign or publication, such as research reports
  • Sponsoring our newsletter
  • Providing core funding

Interested? Send us an email telling us about your company and how you are interested in supporting Countryside Classroom.

Express your interest as a Sponsor

Our Partners

Farming and Countryside Education (FACE)

Our range of expertise covers farming, food and the countryside across the full range of ages and curriculum subjects. We are particularly keen to...

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Learning Through Landscapes

LTL provides a range of membership, training, resources and programme activity, much of this is linked to the aims and outcomes of the Countryside...

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NFU

The NFU represents nearly 50,000 farmers in England and Wales. An important part of our remit is to promote an understanding of the importance...

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Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens

As founders of the Access To Farms partnership and Growing Schools initiatives, FCFCG advocates for, and supports those who deliver, quality educational opportunities in...

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Outdoor Learning Experiences

Outdoor Learning Experiences supports teachers who wish to take their children away from the classroom to engage in learning in the natural environment. There...

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The Country Trust

We a small but dynamic national educational charity, established in 1978 and dedicated to bringing alive the working countryside for children least able to...

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Garden Organic

Garden Organic, the UK's leading organic growing charity, has been at the forefront of the organic horticulture movement for more than 50 years. We...

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Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)

AHDB Education: • Primarily targets children of school age and young adults either directly or via teachers and parents • Provides independent information, based on...

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Countryside Learning

The mission of Countryside Learning (CL) is a simple one. It is to educate, inform and inspire children, parents and teachers, so that they...

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Bright Crop

Bright Crop is a careers initiative that inspires new young talent to consider working in the agri-food sector by raising awareness of the opportunities...

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Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC)

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) is the national charity for learning outside the classroom (LOtC). We support educational establishments & LOtC...

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Royal Highland Education Trust

The planned outcome of RHET’s strategic actions is that Scotland’s young people have an enhanced understanding of the rural environment of Scotland, the dynamic...

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Food Teachers Centre

Food Teachers Centre is a UK based self-help group founded by Louise T Davies in 2013 and supported by experienced Associates and volunteers. It...

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Soil Association - Food for Life

Since 2007 the Soil Association has been the lead partner of Food for Life (FFL), and Food for Life is now commissioned by Public...

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Canal & River Trust: Explorers

We are a charity, and we are entrusted to care for 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales.

We all live in an increasingly...

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Royal Horticultural Society

We are driven by a sheer love of plants and the belief that gardeners make the world a better place - this underpins all...

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Prince's Countyside Fund

The Prince’s Countryside Fund, founded by HRH The Prince of Wales, who has a long-held commitment to supporting Britain’s hard pressed rural areas, was...

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Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF)

LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) is the leading organisation delivering more sustainable farming and food. LEAF works with farmers, the food industry, scientists, environmentalists...

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Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Chefs Adopt a School Trust

The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts’ Adopt a School Trust is a national charity that teaches children about food in a holistic sense: where...

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National Farm Attractions Network (NFAN)

The National Farm Attraction Network (NFAN) has over 250 Members and is the only independent co-operative for farm and rural attractions. It is estimated...

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School Food Matters

Our mission is to ensure that every child enjoys fresh sustainable food at school and understands where their food comes from. School Food Matters...

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British Nutrition Foundation

Since 1991, the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) has provided an education programme for school, entitled Food - a fact of life. The website provides...

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Growing Devon Schools

Growing Devon Schools (GDS) is a partnership of organisations with the shared aim to support schools in Devon in providing outdoor learning and learning...

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Devon Community Composting Network

DCCN comprises of Nicky Scott and Melissa Harvey who work throughout the County of devon with the exception now of Plymouth. We are available...

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Farms for City Children

Children’s author Michael Morpurgo and his wife Clare founded Farms for City Children at Nethercott House in Devon in 1976. The charity offers urban...

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STC Research Foundation Ltd

At our Cawood Farm, Stockbridge House, which is managed as a technology transfer facility, we have been hosting some 2000 primary school children per...

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The Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association

The Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association aims to help educate young people and adults, and to bring people and business together through a range of...

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Natural England

Natural England is the government’s adviser for the natural environment in England, helping to protect England’s nature and landscapes for people to enjoy and...

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The National Trust

The National Trust looks after more than 250,000 hectares of land, 775 miles of coastline, over 350 historic houses and gardens and 76 nature...

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RSPCA Assured

'RSPCA Assured' is the consumer brand of Freedom Food, the farm assurance and food labelling scheme set up by the RSPCA in 1994. We...

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