Ways in which school gardens fit into the curriculum


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Evidence of the impact of sustainable schools Evidence of the impact of sustainable schools

New publication on the impact of sustainable school - summarises available evidence for the educational and social benefits of learning in a sustainable school, highlighting the impact on young people's learning, attainment and well-being.

It's a quick read, and is useful in making the case for global learning to head teachers, leadership teams, local authorities and others.

The short and accessible report contains 15 top tips around five themes:
1. Improving schools: enhancing young people's learning and well-being
2. Bringing young people's learning experiences together
3. Developing young people's participation
4. Contributing to school, community and family life
5. Modelling sustainability practices, thinking and planning.

Of particular relevance to global learning, the report highlights the benefits of "making connections between ideas" and "giving young people different perspectives" in order to "be honest and encourage an open, questioning approach".

DCSF, 2010
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Food a fact of life Food a fact of life

Food - a fact of life provides a wealth of resources about healthy eating, cooking, food and farming for children and young people aged 3-16 years. All resources are designed to ensure that consistent and up-to-date messages are delivered.
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Food Growing in Schools Taskforce Food Growing in Schools Taskforce

Food Growing in Schools Taskforce report that is based on a research from 2012 (including a survey of 1,300 early years, primary and secondary schools, and a review of relevant literature).
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Practical Action Geography Practical Action Geography

This site contains case studies that are suitable for a range of topics in the Geography curriculum of all key stages as well as other useful teaching resources such as videos, classroom activities and posters.
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Royal Horticultural Society Royal Horticultural Society

The Moving Up, Growing On project is the second project for children and young people with Special Education Needs (SEN) organized by the Royal Horticultural Society. This book contains a number of case studies, the positive effects that gardening has on young people with SEN and feedback from their teachers.
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I originated in South and Central Asia dating back to 3500 BC.

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My wild ancestors are fond throughout Asia and Europe.

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I am a delicious fruit, native to Eastern Asia, with wide culinary and medicinal uses.

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I originated in Persia (modern day Iran) and spread to China around 600AD.

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My small wild ancestors are found in temperate areas all over the Old World.

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