School Grounds

Three Curriculum Link Examples

  • English – write a story about an animal living within your school grounds.
  • Science – identify the plants within school grounds, how does this vary across the seasons?
  • Maths- design a new eco-school playground; plot the playground on graph paper and work out the area and perimeter of your different eco-features.

Visit our School Grounds Pinterest for  inspiration

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Our most popular Eco-Schools topic.

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Other Actions

This topic can easily be linked to other actions for Biodiversity, Healthy Living and Global Citizenship.

If you have limited outdoor space visit one of our Green Flag Parks


RHS Campaign for School Gardening

Forest Schools

Grow to School

Countryside Classroom

Woodland Trust: Free Trees for Schools


BBC Terrific Scientific


EYFs Specific

Primary Specific

School Examples

If you have done any super School Grounds work, get in touch!

Goldthorpe Primary School

As part of our connected curriculum we have created a bespoke outdoor education programme under the Eco-Schools umbrella. Our Eco-Schools programme is made up of five elements.

  1. Farm School
  2. Gardening School
  3. Survival School
  4. Conservation School
  5. Construction School

As part of Gardening School we have been sowing seeds, nurturing the plants and harvesting the produce. We grow a variety of fruits and vegetables, which the children take ownership of and during their Eco-Sessions they work on a variety of projects around our allotment. The produce we grow is used in school lunches – this is a very exciting part of gardening school that engages children in healthy eating and opens them up to trying new things that they wouldn’t necessarily have or try at home. We have also started to sell vegetable plants to parents and carers each morning as part of our enterprise projects. This also encourages growing at home: engaging families beyond the school gate!

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