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 promoting enjoyment of the countryside.

Categories included:

    • Category 1
      Grow from seed any plants or vegetables in the most innovative recycled container
    • Category 2
      Make a hanging mobile made from items found in the countryside
    • Category 3
      Produce a landscape painting of the Great British Countryside in 2-dimensional Art using any medium (Not computer generated)

A huge amount of time and effort went into the entries which were submitted. The judges 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: Audley Primary School
Highly Commended: Bolnore Village Primary School
Highley Commended: Wisborough Green Primary School
Highly Commended: Stone Cross Primary School
Commended: Balcombe Church of England Primary School


Key Stage 2

Winner: Bolnore Village Primary School
Highly Commended: West Hoathly Church of England Primary School
Commended: Seaford Primary School
Commended: Balcombe Church of England Primary School
Commended: The Towers School


Key Stage 3

Winner: Sir Robert Woodard Academy
Highly Commended: Burgess Hill Girls School


Hanging Mobile entry

Key Stage 1

Winner: Audley Primary School
Highly Commended: The Towers Junior School
Commended: Birchwood Grove School


Key Stage 2

Winner: Bolnore Village Primary School
Highly Commended: John Hatherill – Copthorne Prep School
Commended: Seaford Primary School


Key Stage 3

Winner: Burgess Hill Girls School
Highly Commended: Sir Robert Woodard Academy
Commended: Maeve Bolger – St Philip Howard Catholic High School


Painting entry

Key Stage 1

Winner: Miya Croft – Our Lady of Sion School
Highly Commended: Eliza Lines – Balcombe Church of England Primary School
Commended: Joy Gallagher – Lingfield College Prep School


Key Stage 2

Winner: Lucia Peel – The Towers School
Highly Commended: Leni Betts – Balcombe Church of England Primary School
Commended: Mia Hobbs – Lancing College Prep School


Key Stage 3

Winner: Scarlett Bradbury – Uckfield Community Technology College
Highly Commended: Kaylan Fassan – Cornfield School
Highly Commended: Charlotte Froud – Ardingly College
Commended: Madeleine Daniels – St Philip Howard Catholic High School
Commended: Moe Murray – St Richard’s Catholic High School

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.