Outdoor Learning

Learning outside the classroom is known to contribute significantly to
raising standards & improving pupils’ personal, social & emotional development.
(Council for Learning Outside the Classroom,2015).

Environmental awareness

The necessity for us to maintain contact with the natural world is essential
to the human spirit, yet a gradual disconnection between children and nature is occurring
(Sir David Attenburgh)

Food & health

Food education is, without doubt, one of life’s most
important skills – just as valuable as reading, writing and maths.
(Jamie Oliver)


Welcome to Growing Devon Schools

As a Partnership, we recognise that increasing numbers of schools, and teachers within Devon’s schools, would like to start growing projects but lack the skills, knowledge and confidence to do so.  By linking providers (including zoos, gardens, community groups, growers etc.) with their local schools, we aim to provide information about those skills and knowledge and inspire confidence.

Our mission statement:

The partnership exists to support teachers in the development and delivery of outdoor experiential curriculum that builds skills, environmental awareness, a lifelong healthy relationship with food and an understanding of its production and preparation.

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