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countryside classroom

The online portal connecting schools with food, farming and the environment

Countryside Classroom is a free to access online portal that pulls together, for the very first time, high-quality resources to use in the classroom, places to visit with a class and people to ask for expert advice and support from across the UK, covering the topics of food, farming and the natural environment.

Countryside Classroom brings together the work of organisations and individuals who are committed to ensuring that children learn about and experience food, farming and the natural environment.


LEAF Education believe it is important that all children and young people leave school healthier and better connected to the issues that shape our world. They help teachers and schools’ leaders access great content, relevant training and tailored advice so that they are able to create powerful learning experiences about food and farming, in both the classroom and the countryside.


Grow Your own Potatoes is a project that teaches primary aged children all about potatoes. With almost 2 million primary school children benefiting from this classroom experience that is linked to the National Curriculum, children learn how potatoes grow and how they fit into a healthy balanced diet.

How to Register
All you have to do is register your school to receive a FREE potato growing kit. The 2019 competition is now closed but you can register for 2020. For a chance to win fabulous prizes for your school, enter the weight of your harvested potatoes on their website.  All primary schools can register to take part in the project organised by ADHB (Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board).


Food – a fact of life (FFL) is a comprehensive, progressive education programme which communicates up-to-date, evidence-based, consistent and accurate messages around ‘food’ to all those involved in education. FFL is managed by the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF), in partnership with the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

For further information please contact Kate Kirby, Charitable Activities Coordinator, on 01423 546283 or email

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