Inspiration From Countryside Classroom

Farming Fortnight

Wednesday 3 April 2024

Farming Fortnight provides an exciting and inspiring platform to educate and connect children and young people with where their food comes from.

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Cutting Edge Technology

Wednesday 3 April 2024

We Are Land-based Engineering

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PICK UP A PACK OF FREE ORGANIC SEEDS WITH YOUR SHOPPING TO GROW YEO OWN HERBS

Monday 1 April 2024

PICK UP A PACK OF FREE ORGANIC SEEDS WITH YOUR SHOPPING TO GROW YEO OWN HERBS

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Check Out Chilled Food Education!

Wednesday 11 October 2023

Countryside Classroom are delighted to welcome our new partner the Chilled Food Association (CFA), who represent some of the biggest UK chilled food manufacturers.

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Hybu Cig Cymru take the Welsh red meat message to the classroom

Thursday 5 October 2023

Hybu Cig Cymru take the Welsh red meat message to the classroom

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Join the School Gardening Revolution

Thursday 5 October 2023

Join the School Gardening Revolution

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Online Gardening Course for Teachers

Monday 3 July 2023

Online Gardening Course for Teachers

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‘Chef on the Farm’ sessions for Sussex primary schools

Monday 3 July 2023

‘Chef on the Farm’ sessions for Sussex primary schools

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Join TastEd!

Friday 23 June 2023

We are looking for a TastEd Trainer

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Farms for City Children are delighted to welcome JB Gill as charity Ambassador.

Friday 23 June 2023

Farms for City Children are delighted to welcome JB Gill as charity Ambassador.

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New Farm Visits Page Launches soon on Countryside Classroom

Monday 24 October 2022

New Farm Visits Page Launches soon on Countryside Classroom

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School Gardening Awards

Monday 24 October 2022

School Gardening Awards by Royal Horticultural Society

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National Young Farmers’ Week 

Monday 24 October 2022

National Young Farmers’ Week 

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Operation Green

Monday 18 October 2021

YFC Operation Green

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Operation Green

Monday 18 October 2021

YFC Operation Green

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Climate Action Farm in a Box

Monday 18 October 2021

Climate Action Farm in a Box

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Countryside Classroom Passport

Monday 18 October 2021

Countryside Classroom Passport

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New Countryside Code Resources

Thursday 8 July 2021

Two rural organisations have teamed up to educate children how to act safely and responsibly in the countryside with the launch of a new resource pack.

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Connecting Care Farmers and Teachers

Thursday 8 July 2021

Connecting Care Farmers and Teachers

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Environment Agency launches ‘land based sector’ teaching resources, by Kelly Haynes, plastics and sustainability team, Environment Agency

Thursday 8 July 2021

Environment Agency launches ‘land based sector’ teaching resources, by Kelly Haynes, plastics and sustainability team, Environment Agency

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Sustainable Healthcare for Our Future

Thursday 8 July 2021

Sustainable Healthcare for Our Future

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LEAF Home education booklets

Friday 8 January 2021

Fourteen activity booklets on farming themes redesigned for home education

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Countryside Classroom spring competition

Monday 3 February 2020

To be in with a chance to win just tell us about your school-gardening plans, and how one of our prize bundles could help you.

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Young people and nature

Saturday 25 January 2020

A recent survey by CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England) has found that 96 percent of parents think it’s important for children to experience green spaces and spend time in the natural world

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Therapeutic outdoor learning

Saturday 25 January 2020

Read how snacks, sheep and wellies make all the difference to children who find the classroom environment a challenge

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Estate experience for primary pupils

Sunday 3 November 2019

Pupils from a Wrexham primary school visit the Duke of Westminsters estate

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A 54-acre classroom

Sunday 3 November 2019

Lambourne End Centre in Essex boasts a big classroom, full to the edges with tools for countryside education.

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New discovery days launched

Sunday 3 November 2019

Breckenholme Education are now offering Farm-to-Fork Days

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Breakfast comes to school

Sunday 3 November 2019

Peterborough-based education programme Kids Country stages a range of outdoor learning opportunities includind Breakfast Week

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Increasing countryside access

Sunday 3 November 2019

Springhead in Dorset is keen to provide more opportunities for disadvantaged children, particularly those from urban areas, to visit the countryside.

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Outdoors 4 All Together

Sunday 3 November 2019

This new, not-for-profit organisation brings together a group of professionals in Forest School, teaching, mental health and wellbeing, occupational health and therapeutic horticulture. Their aim is to improve the mental health and wellbeing of people of all ages and capabilities through contact with nature.

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Learning among the trees

Sunday 3 November 2019

Natural England has awarded five grants for the delivery of Community Forest and Woodland Outreach (CFWO) Projects 2019-2023

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Abbey Court School Rural Activity Centre . . . the dream becomes reality

Wednesday 24 April 2019

School leaders at Abbey Court are forging ahead with the introduction of a rural activities centre (school farm) on land adjoining the Medway school.

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LEAF Education plays matchmaker

Friday 26 April 2019

A secondary-school visit was something Whetstone Pastures Farm had never contemplated until LEAF Education linked them up with Higham Lane Academy School.

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Farming STEMterprise

Wednesday 24 April 2019

The NFU's new cross-curricular project STMEterprise aims to engage reluctant learners through real-world problems.

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Parting Shot

Thursday 24 August 2017

Dan Corlett, CEO of Farming and Countryside Education is leaving for pastures new (or rather, to become a new pastor, as he is training for ordination in the Church of England). Here, he reflects on launching and building Countryside Classroom and what lies ahead for the consortium.

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