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

We have a date for our Spring Forum day to be held at Chagford Primary School: 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 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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