So much can be learnt on a school veg patch! Children discover the mystery of life: planting a tiny seed, and watching it germinate and grow into something that they then eat. Outdoor learning has multiple benefits for our kids and can be incorporated into the curriculum through science, technology, reading and writing, art, maths..Through learning about the natural world, they will build connections and learn to care about it.
Before lockdown, we made a short film about four amazing Lambeth schools that have embraced outdoor learning. We made it because we know there are huge benefits for children if they learn about where their food comes from.
Watch the four minute film Growing Up here
Our partner the South London Botanical Institute has adapted to the current situation and put some great resources online – take a look at their programme.
Read more about why Incredible Edible Lambeth cares so much about growing food in school yards.
Our friends at Incredible Edible Wakefield have created the most amazing schools resource: go here to find out more.
- Countryside Classroom
- Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses has an education programme
- Food Growing Schools
- Natural Thinkers
- RHS schools programme
- School Food Matters has a list of ongoing projects; possible funding opportunities
- South London Botanical Institute runs two hour workshops for KS1
- Studio Cultivate bring Nature to life through imaginative interaction
Current IEL Member Schools
- Christ Church Primary School
- Heathbrook Primary School
- Hitherfield Primary School
- Jubilee Primary School
- Mulberry Outdoor Pre-school
- Oasis Academy Johanna Primary School
- Reay Primary School
- Richard Atkins Primary School
- Rosendale School
- The Nest Pre-School
- St Gabriel’s College
- St Mark’s C of E Primary School
- Streatham Wells Primary School
- Sudbourne Primary School
To view our members on the map select the “School” filter from the right hand menu.