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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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RESOURCE: FaceTime a Farmer

How a Merseyside secondary school hooked up with a Devon poultry farmer, and what they found out about each other

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COMPETITION: Game with a modern twist

Create a unique game recipe that looks and tastes delicious, is seasonal, local and quick to cook. Entries close 1st March

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VOLUNTEER VACANCY: Trustee for The Country Trust

The Country Trust, a Countryside Classroom partner that brings food, farming and the working countryside alive for those children least able to access it, are recruiting a Trustee with an educational background

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RESOURCES: Seeds and grains

Whether its growing, crafting, farming, eating or learning - we've got sackfuls of resources on all aspects of grains and other seeds, from worksheets to videos, and from simple seed-raising experiments to understanding the machinery used in wheat production.

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NEWS: Congratulations to Teaching Trees

The Royal Forestry Society’s Teaching Trees programme, which brings primary schools together with local woods and woodland owners, has received the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom’s LOtC Quality Badge mark.

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COMPETITIONS: Innovative challenge for teenagers - deadline extended

Schools from across the UK are being invited to take part in a national food, farming and environment competition aimed at opening young people’s eyes to the world of farming and food production

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IDEAS: Winter gardening activities

If you're looking for inspiration, check out these three great indoor activities from Garden Organic's Food Growing Schools: London project

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The Prince's Countryside Fund supports land-based training

Two projects providing training for young people interested in a rural career are among recent recipients of gramts from The Prince's Countryside Fund

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RHS support for community gardening

Receive expert advice and up to £500 for your community gardening project. Applications now open

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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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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.

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