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RESEARCH: Playtime matters

Minimum time for outdoor play at school is key to improving children’s mental health

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RESOURCES: Healthy Eating Week starts here

BNF Healthy Eating Week (10-14 June) is a great way to show that health and wellbeing are important to your nursery, school or workplace! Registration is free and will give you access to downloadable resources and health promoting ideas

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NEWS: RHET celebrates 20 years

The Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) is marking its 20th anniversary with a charity tractor tour of Scotland

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NEWS: It's Market Monday!

Farming Fortnight starts today with Market Monday, asking the question 'What is farming?'. Find ten days of resources, devised with input from school students, to help you find the answer to this and many other questions about modern farming

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RESOURCES: Beef and dairy cattle

There are nearly 10 million cattle - beef and dairy - in the UK, playing a major role in British farming and food production. Learning about cattle and their significance can provide teaching material for many curriculum areas and all age groups, and our website has many resources to support you.

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RESOURCES: 30 Days Wild

The Wildlife Trusts’ annual nature challenge is back for its 5th year and it’s wilder than ever!

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RESOURCES: Farming Fortnight 3-14 June

Celebrate Market Monday, Tractor Tuesday, Woolly Wednesday and more! Focus on British farming and food production with two-weeks worth of new resources from LEAF Education, tailored to all ages

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SCHOOL STORY: Leeks from soil to soup bowl

Children from Symondsbury Primary School’s gardening club took their green fingers to the kitchen during a visit to the Discover Farming classroom at Washingpool Farm

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COMPETITION: CLOtC Schools Prize Draw

As part of their 10-year anniversary celebrations, the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) is offering schools across the UK the chance to win one of many brilliant learning outside the classroom experiences, kindly donated by LOTC Quality Badge providers. A free day at Magdalen Farm (pictured) is one of the second phase prizes; entry deadline is 3 Jul

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CASE STUDY: Green gains

Research indicates that the use of green space or green exercising improves health. See how they achieve it at Yorkshire Arboretum

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RESEARCH: Benefits of Forest School

'It is the best thing the school has implemented without doubt.' A research project conducted by Derbyshire Environmental Studies Service highlights the health and wellbeing benefits of Forest School programmes

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HOW TO: Start a school farm

A five-point plan to creating and maintaining a successful school farm, from an experienced school farmer in Kent

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