Countryside Classroom in action

NEWS: Planting healthy air in schools

Wednesday 16 October 2019

St Paul’s CE Primary School in Hammersmith has been rated among London's worst schools for air pollution, but now an innovative new programme is set to improve things for children and teachers alike

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NEWS: Trainee teachers sold on outdoor learning

Wednesday 9 October 2019

LEAF Education inspires ITT students to use the working countryside to deliver the national curriculum for pupils of all ages

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RESOURCES: Biology Week 5-13 Oct

Wednesday 2 October 2019

Biology Week aims to showcase the world of the biosciences. How better to join in than with some hand-picked Countryside Classroom resources

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RESOURCES: Outdoor learning environments

Wednesday 25 September 2019

Eden Play has been creating natural educational environments inspired by trees, water, sand, mud and insects – all the things children tell us they want in their outdoors!

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NEWS: Audit your food resources

Wednesday 18 September 2019

A new set of voluntary guidelines help facilitate a good practice approach by those that use and produce education resources for schools about food.

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NEWS: CBeebies star at Kids Country​

Wednesday 11 September 2019

JB Gill is really passionate about connecting children with food, farming and the environment, and helping these children see the future careers they can find in farming

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RESEARCH: How pupils view learning outside

Wednesday 31 July 2019

New research from Swansea University has found that pupils feel a sense of freedom when learning outside the classroom, they are more able to express themselves, more engaged and more positive about the learning experience

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NEWS: Insights from the School Farms Conference

Wednesday 24 July 2019

The recent conference showcased the many benefits of school farms

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RESEARCH: 100 Edible Playgrounds and what they've achieved

Wednesday 17 July 2019

Read how they support schools and how to get the best from them

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NEWS: Welsh winners

Wednesday 10 July 2019

A national farming competition to bring teenagers closer to farming and how their food is produced has been won by Ysgol Henry Richard

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HOW TO: Bring the outdoors indoors

Wednesday 3 July 2019

A thought-provoking piece from a British teacher now living in California and recently certified as a Green Classroom Professional

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EVENTS: London market days 4-11 July

Wednesday 26 June 2019

School Food Matters has a whole series of market days around London in July

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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.

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