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

Browse through our website to find out more about what we do, and find links to resources to support growing in schools, or get in touch with us at: info@growingdevonschools.org.

Coming up soon we have our Spring Forum day to be held at Chagford Primary School, on Tuesday 10th March 2020 from 9:30am to 3pm. Join the Growing Devon Schools Partnership for a FREE practical inspiring Spring training day for teachers, TA’s and school volunteers. The day will look working with willow in school grounds and using it in crafts; sowing seeds for a school garden harvest and companion planting; exploring the school grounds at Chagford and finding out how the school are embracing outdoor learning and all aspects of sustainability.

Booking is via Eventbrite.


Our mission statement:

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