School Grounds, Growing and Food

Salad Days

British Leafy Salads Association has worked with the British Nutrition Foundation to develop resources to reinforce children's learning, focusing on different areas of the curriculum using the novel theme of salad leaves. The resources complement the salad growing kits which schools can register to receive free of charge.

CBBC’s Live 'n' Deadly

CBBC’s Live 'n' Deadly is a hugely popular wildlife and adventure show with a mission to get kids outside and closer to wildlife. As well as videos and games there is a free teachers pack containing practical and engaging lesson plans about wildlife for Primary teachers. You might like it. I don't much.

Groundwork UK

Groundwork works with schools to deliver innovative environmental education, transform school grounds and re-engage disaffected young people into education.

Wild About Plants Bee Scene

This is EXCELLENT. Bee Scene supports teachers to facilitate learning outside the classroom, enabling children to explore the varied nature on their doorstep. Last year hundreds of school students surveyed their local patch for bumble-bee friendly plants. See the results, download free resources, order hard copies of resources, or find out more about taking part in next year's survey.

I'm a Scientist get me out of here ... Food Security Debate Kit

This free resource for schools aims to show students just how complex the issue of global food security is and to encourage them to begin to consider and investigate some of the main issues surrounding the ethics of food production.

Grey Campus - Guide to Nature Classroom for Students

A useful resource for student which outlines how to create an outside classroom learning environment.

TCV The Conservation Volunteers

The Conservation Volunteers (previously known as BTCV) is a charity set up in 1959. Amongst other things they can offer advice and training on many practical conservation issues

Earth Restoration Service – Tree Nurseries Programme

The School Tree Nurseries Programme aims to help children in schools learn about the environment and to plant trees in order to restore their degraded habitats. The programme currently works with schools all over the UK.

RHS Campaign For School Gardening

Join it! The RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Campaign for School Gardening aims to encourage and support schools to create and actively use a school garden. It provides a wealth of help and ideas for schools and pupils in order to get them gardening. The website includes lesson plans and activities that are linked to all the Key States of Primary National Curriculum and Foundation stage. Water Guide

Grow Your Own Potatoes

Grow Your Own Potatoes (GYOP) linked to the curriculum for Primary Schools, is a Potato Council initiative that challenges Primary Schools to grow their heaviest yield of potatoes. FREE Rocket and Vales Emerald seed potatoes supplied by the British potato industry, and a growing kit are delivered to all schools who register to take part.

Garden Organic

Garden Organic is committed to getting people growing. We offer advice and information on issues relating to organic produce and gardening, with a range of resources for schools. (The education section is currently under 'Our Work')

Secret Seed Society

Very primary focussed! Sharing with children the excitement of growing vegetables from seed, and cooking tasty, healthy food. Secret Seed Society aims to spread the fun of growing and cooking your own food with children.

The Wildlife-Man

Excellent resource! Founded by wildlife conservationist Jules Howard, this website contains links to free resources for teachers and environmental educators to develop and enhance their teaching of environmental education.