Countryside Classroom in action

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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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NEWS: LTL developments

Learning through Landscapes delivers services across the UK and internationally, but has done so under many different names, including Grounds for Learning in Scotland. In future, they will use Learning through Landscapes (LtL) for all their charitable activities. They also have an attractive new website supporting all their services

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PROGRAMME: Chefs Back to School

Food Teacher’s Centre has successfully piloted its Chefs Back to School programme, under which student chefs return to their original secondary school. They provide a practical demonstration to an examination class and describe their own course and future career prospects

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NEWS: Lost Words widely shared

Trees for Cities launched their Lost Words campaign on World Book Day (Mar 7) and are now poised to send copies to nearly 2000 London primary schools

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CASE STUDY: Breaking the Fast

Focusing on the value of breakfast, Newbury and District Agricultural Society's school-based workshops embrace cooking, physical activity, farming and gardening

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RESOURCES: Lambing time

Miller's Ark Animals sent this enchanting photo of their first Devon and Cornwall lamb of the season. It arrived in the snow at the start of February and needed a little warming up. If you're planning a farm visit at lambing time here's a selection of our resources to support learning before, during and after the event

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NEWS: Bayer-LEAF Education Awards

You are invited to join in the nomination process for the Bayer-LEAF Education awards, celebrating all the great work that farmers and those involved in agriculture do to inspire young people about farming, what it delivers and why it matters. Nominations close on 21 March 2019

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