Countryside Classroom is the largest ever partnership of organisations committed to helping children learn about food, farming and the natural environment. Led by Farming and Countryside Education (FACE), the founding Consortium members first came together in 2012 with the shared ambition of maximising their reach and impact through long-term collaboration.
By providing a single, easy-to-use source of school support, Countryside Classroom raises the awareness, motivation and ability of teachers to incorporate food, farming and the natural environment into their everyday teaching practice. This helps us to achieve our overall goal for every child to have the opportunity to learn about and experience these essential topics.
The Countryside Classroom Consortium creates an amplified voice that can be heard by both schools and policy makers, increasing the reach, visibility and influence of all partners. It also offers a unique opportunity to exchange knowledge, expertise and networks, to collaborate in new ways and to address shared challenges with like-minded organisations.