Growing Schools aims to give all children the opportunity to connect with the living environment, whether it is an inner-city window box or a vast country estate, a school veg plot or a natural woodland. Interacting with living plants and animals provides a very rich, hands-on learning experience in which both formal and informal education can flourish.
Growing Schools focuses on three areas that are accessible to all, at some level, as a context for learning:
- Food and farming, including the managed countryside
- Gardens, gardening and green spaces
- Wildlife and the natural environment
For more information, visit www.growingschools.org.uk.
or read the growing schools 2008/09 annual report, growing_.pdf