Countryside Classroom in action

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New guidance for school visits

The Department for Education (DfE) has published new guidance for health and safety on educational visits

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Farmvention on the road

NFU Education have been spreading the word on food and farming, and their current primary school competition, during an action-packed visit to a school in Leeds

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Have your say!

The DEFRA consultation into England's National Parks and AONB's is open until 18th December. Submit your views on their role and management, and what makes them special

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Sensory stories

Sensory stories are an amazing resource which enable children and adults for whom traditional story-telling methods are inaccessible to access and enjoy narratives alongside their peers

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Help restore our lost words

Words describing nature are disappearing from the Junior Oxford Dictionary. Trees for Cities are aiming to reconnect children with nature by delivering a copy of The Lost Words to every primary school in London

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Food and Farming Inside and Outside the Classroom

The Food and Farming Inside and Outside the Classroom programme provides an opportunity for trainee teachers to update their own understanding of modern farming on a variety of different farms.

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Seasonal resources

Ten top resources for November/December based around seasonality and, of course, Christmas

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Talking farming to teenagers

How do 12-18 year olds view food and farming? Find out with LEAF Education's pioneering research

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Not just for Halloween

There's more to pumpkins than making Halloween lanterns, fun though they are. Use them for cookery, craft, maths, science and more

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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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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.