Countryside Classroom in action

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​Get ready for Outdoor Classroom Day!

1 November is Outdoor Classroom Day, a global campaign to inspire and celebrate outdoor learning and play. On the day, thousands of schools around the world take lessons outside and prioritise playtime.

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Wool Week

The Campaign for Wool’s annual Wool Week runs from 8th to 21st October. For everything woolly, from sheep breeds to lambing, felt making to model sheep, we have the resources to support your teaching both inside and outside the classroom

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Get the bug

Bugs, mini-beasts, creepy crawlies, invertebrates, whatever you call them, autumn is the ideal time to investigate their small world, learn their life stories, and find out how to encourage them

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Seeds galore!

The Seed Gathering Season has just begun so there's plenty of time to join in by collecting local seeds, fruits and nuts and growing the trees of the future.

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More chefs Adopt a School

The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Adopt a School programme is looking forward to a record-breaking new academic year, getting more chefs than ever into schools to share their skills, knowledge and passion for food

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Embedding outdoor learning

Starting this term, Learning With Nature will be working with St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Nympsfield, Gloucestershire, to embed outdoor learning into their school curriculum.

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Seasonal selection

Ten top resources for September/October on the theme of harvest

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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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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.