Countryside Classroom in action

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Sustainability resources

From energy to litter, climate change to food security, sustainability is an issue that affects us all. It's an important element in all three of Countryside Classroom's key themes: food, farming and the natural environment, so it's not surprising we have some good resources on the subject, ranging from a single factsheet to a complete website

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Holiday competition

Encourage your students (14-17) to connect with nature and get creative with Earthwatch’s environmental short film competition

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Building confidence in outdoor learning

Grow to School are helping more teachers develop their outdoor learning skills, with benefits to all involved

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Bees' Needs Week 9-15 Jul

Co-ordinated by Defra, and supported by several Countryside Classroom partners, the week aims to encourage everyone to help our valuable insect pollinators. We also have resources to help

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Seasonal resources

Our summertime selection focuses on watery locations, and activities for holiday clubs

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Find a food ambassador

Food Education is not always well understood by senior leadership teams. One way to raise the profile of the subject and show its value is to work with a Food Ambassador

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LEAF Education is born

FACE, well known for supporting teachers and farmers to help young people experience our wonderful countryside, has now merged with LEAF. How does this benefit you as a teacher?

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RHS I Can Grow

I Can Grow is a new, exciting project from the RHS offering young people the chance to discover the power of plants and their benefits to them, the community and the wider world

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Support for healthy eating

In Healthy Eating Week (11-15 Jun) we're all encouraged to understand more about healthy eating and drinking; being active; food provenance and cooking. For a selection of relevant Countryside Classroom resources, click below

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Newbury Challenge 2018

Nine schools and colleges entered teams in the 2018 Agricultural Challenge for Special Education hosted by The Newbury and District Agricultural Society at the end of April

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Visit a show!

Many events hosted by agricultural societies around the country have special provision for schools, children and learning, ensuring there is always plenty to do and see

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Royal seal of approval

Saturday 19th sees the wedding of the year, and The Wilderness Foundation has more to celebrate than most

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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.