Royal Horticultural Society
Growing plants can provide practical data for maths, real reasons for writing letters or keeping diaries to develop language skills, and inspiration for creative writing and art. Even subjects such as citizenship can be approached through gardening; planning, developing and cultivating a garden are ideal opportunities for encouraging social responsibility and community involvement, and pupils may also learn something about local politics!
An understanding of growing through real experience and connection to the living world needs to begin in the early years. These experiences are easily embedded within the core principles, values and areas of learning for the Early Years Foundation Stage. Growing Schools supports early-years settings, including child minders, to give all children the opportunity to connect with the living environment.
International Tree Foundation
The International Tree Foundation have produced the educational programme ‘Tree Power’. Tree Power supports teachers and schools to inspire new generations about the local and global importance of trees and forests through an innovative combination of global learning and outdoor learning. The first Tree Power Teachers’ Resource Pack provides Key Stage 2 teachers with 8 interlinked sessions to deliver with their class. It is a cross-curricular resource and will help primary teachers to deliver a range of curriculum elements in a creative and engaging way.
Send a Cow Education
Send a Cow Education produces a range of teaching resources and experiences to help bring development to life in school, and link the classroom and garden to the reality of life in many African countries.