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Introducing Countryside Classroom

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Children taking part in a recent Countryside Classroom competition that showcase the latest resources added to the site (LEAF Education)
Children taking part in a recent Countryside Classroom competition that showcase the latest resources added to the site (LEAF Education)

By Elizabeth Lake, Countryside Classroom Programme Coordinator

Countryside Classroom provides educators with a single trusted, authoritative and easy-to-use portal where the biggest collection of quality, relevant teaching Resources can be downloaded free of charge. Regular monthly blogs and competitions that showcase the very latest additions to the site and highlight key themes and national initiatives relating to food, farming and the natural environment.

Education professionals can find a wealth of outdoor places to visit and a range of industry experts to help children learn where their food comes from and how it can be grown with consideration for the environment (LEAF Education)
Education professionals can find a wealth of outdoor places to visit and a range of industry experts to help children learn where their food comes from and how it can be grown with consideration for the environment (LEAF Education)

Countryside Classroom is able to respond rapidly and effectively to the needs of teachers and education leaders thanks to the hard work and commitment of its partner organisations. There are currently thirty-three partner organisations that are dedicated to empowering young people about the issues that are important to them. In addition, members of the Consortium are able to exchange knowledge, expertise and networks, to collaborate in new ways and to address shared challenges.

Children from Vernon Terrace school in Northampton taking part in interactive sessions relating to food, farming and the natural environment (LEAF Education)
Children from Vernon Terrace school in Northampton taking part in interactive sessions relating to food, farming and the natural environment (LEAF Education)

Not only does Countryside Classroom help a range of education professionals, home educators and parents to find the latest information about current issues, but also provides a brilliant interactive map to help users find appropriate outdoor Places to Visit. With over 600 places available across the UK and with more venues being added all the time you are sure to find a wealth of farms, estates, environmental studies centres, gardens, green spaces and much more at the touch of a button.

In addition, we aim to inspire children by linking teachers with People to Ask, enabling educators and their students to discover more about where their food comes from and the environmental impact of farming from the industry experts.

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We are currently recruiting for teachers to join our Teacher Advisory Panel. Joining the panel means you will be the first to hear about new developments and you’ll help us better respond to teachers requirements.

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