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

2019 has been a brilliant year for Growing Devon Schools. Thanks to funding from Awards for All and the Ernest Cook Trust, and Devon Gardens Trust, we have delivered a series of popular termly training days and twilight sessions throughout 2019, have expanded our network of schools around Devon, and built our email group, Facebook group and a What’s App group.

To find out more about what we have been up to around Devon, visit our slideshow here.

Our mission statement:

The partnership exists to support teachers in the development and delivery of an 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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News & Stories from Growing Devon Schools…

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