Countryside Classroom in action

CASE STUDY: Future foresters?

Wednesday 27 November 2019

Over 130 children from four schools in Andover have been getting hands-on experience of forestry management thanks to a partnership between Andover Trees United and Englefield Estate.

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RESEARCH: Learning Away evaluated

Wednesday 20 November 2019

A new study confirms the profound and transformative impact that residential experiences can have on pupils. Findings also conclude that this impact is significantly greater for vulnerable pupils.

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PROGRAMME: Honey bees in schools

Wednesday 13 November 2019

The Honey Bee Programme run by School Food Matters is designed to raise awareness of the importance of honey bees and offers schools visits from enthusiastic beekeepers from the London Beekeepers Association (LBKA)

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PROGRAMME: Junior Park Rangers

Wednesday 6 November 2019

The Parks Trust in Milton Keynes offers a school-based Junior Park Ranger project designed to engage young people with the natural world. It’s free to join, inclusive and non-competitive, simple to run and is fully supported by their Outdoor Learning Team!

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CASE STUDY: Renewable energy on the farm

Wednesday 30 October 2019

Year 8 geography students from Imberhorne School in West Sussex visited a wind farm and a solar farm to investigate renewable energy generation

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EVENT: Roast Dinner Day, Wed 13 Nov

Thursday 24 October 2019

Registration is now open for Roast Dinner Day, when hundreds of schools across the country will open their doors to grandparents, toddlers and everyone in between to share a delicious and healthy lunch. Sign up for your free resource pack

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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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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.

We accept contributions from organisations or individuals who wish to share their content with schools.