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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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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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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.

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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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