Countryside Learning

Promoting knowledge and understanding in the countryside

We are passionate about raising awareness and understanding of the countryside, food and farming and bringing valuable learning opportunities about the countryside and land-based industries to all ages.

Our four annual shows give all ages an opportunity to get close up to the countryside and discover the importance of a sustainable, thriving rural environment.

We also offer an extensive outdoor and indoor education programme that promotes knowledge and understanding of rural communities and develops an interest and respect for agriculture and the people who live and work on the land.

Our portfolio of educational resources and partnerships helps parents, teachers, pupils and land based professionals engage directly with the countryside and even receive funding.

To help fund a specific project and support our charitable work in agricultural education and countryside learning

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Celebrating schools achievements at the South of England Show

Primary and secondary schools in the area were invited to take part in a competition as part of the South of England Show 50th anniversary celebrations.

Categories included:

  • Category 1
    Grow any plants or vegetables in any container with the display representing the number 50
  • Category 2
    Make a scrapbook showing 50 things you love about the Great British Countryside
  • Category 3
    Write and e-mail a poem about your photo of the Great British Countryside
  • A huge amount of time and effort went into the entries which were submitted. The judges, renowned horticulturists Jim Buttress and Robert Player (Growing entries) Fiona Windsor, The Archdeacon of Horsham (Scrapbook entries) and local poet, Phillip Coote (photo and poems) were very impressed with the quality entries and had a very difficult time deciding on the winning places.

Entries

Growing entry

Key Stage 1
Winner: Bolnore Village Primary School
Highly Commended: Stone Cross Primary School
Commended: Wisborough Green Primary School


Key Stage 2

Winner: Seaford Primary School
Highly Commended: Audley Primary School
Commended: Bolnore Village Primary School


Key Stage 3

Winner: St Richard’s Catholic College


Scrapbook entry

Key Stage 1

Winner: The Towers Junior School
Highly Commended: Bolnore Village Primary School
Commended: Cottesmore School


Key Stage 2

Winner: Audley Primary School
Highly Commended: Dormansland Primary School
Commended: The Towers Junior School


Key Stage 3

Winner: Ardingly College
Highly Commended: St Philip Howard Catholic High School


Photo and Poems Key Stage 1

Winner – Audley Primary School
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Highly Commended – Cottesmore School
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Commended – The Towers Junior School
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Photo and Poems Key Stage 2

Winner – The Towers Junior School
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Highly Commended – Great Walstead School
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Commended – Bolnore Village Primary School
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Photo and Poems Key Stage 3
Winner – St Richard’s Catholic College
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Highly Commended – Great Walstead School
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Commended – St Richard’s Catholic College
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Commended – St Richard’s Catholic College
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School Curriculum

Working in partnership with other organisations such as Farming and Countryside Education (FACE), Countryside Learning, Hampshire Country Learning and Education Business Partnerships (EBPs) the Society co-hosts teachers’ seminars and training sessions to explore how the countryside can be used as a resource for teaching and learning.