Countryside Learning provides access to outdoor learning opportunities for up to 330,000 school children every year through a series of countryside visits to farms and estates across the UK.
Our mission is a simple one. It is to educate, inform and inspire children, parents and teachers, so that they can enjoy and appreciate the countryside while having a greater understanding of the wide range of issues surrounding it.
Countryside Learning acts as a link to a national infrastructure whereby teachers and their pupils can visit and study skilled workers in their workplace, using the knowledge gained and extra resource facilities available through the CL to take back to the classroom to enhance the school curriculum. Our work in this area is enhanced by our partnership with other like minded organisations especially our work with the Growing Schools Programme which delivers a truly nationwide agenda for education outside the classroom. The most important gift anyone can receive is the gift of education. The Charity would be supporting not just a schools event but a whole community event. The people of east London, Leeds, the North East and Sussex will see often for the first time the opportunities of what the outdoors can offer them. Meet people who can advance their skills and confidence in managing their own lives in a healthier and more fulfilling environment.
We are not just educating children we are educating the educators and parents who will have a long and lasting impact on the attitudes and values of future generations. The approach is a multicultural, multi faith and cross community one which breaks down barrier either imagined or not.
Countryside Learning aims to:
- Educate, Inform and Inspire people about the British countryside and where their food comes from.
- Support teachers and educators to engage in the outdoor classroom
- Support farms and estates to open their doors to educational visits
Established: April 1986
Registered Charity Number: 327091
Board members: 16
Full time staff: 3
Part time staff: 3
Phone number: 01422885566
Address: PO Box 8 Hebden Bridge West Yorkshire HX7 5YJView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website