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  • On your bike to raise funds

    On your bike to raise funds

    A company who specialise in bespoke advice for rural businesses will be spinning the spokes from Land’s End to John O’Groats in aid of our charity.

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  • Busiest summer ever!

    Busiest summer ever!

    We have just enjoyed our busiest summer ever hosting visits across the country to help address growing inequality amongst children.

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  • Law firm brings children to farm

    Law firm brings children to farm

    Children from a Newcastle city centre primary school have experienced life on a real working Northumberland farm thanks to a kind donation from a local law firm

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  • Beefy biology turns Waitrose visit into science wow

    Beefy biology turns Waitrose visit into science wow

    Schoolchildren got hands on and in on one our recent farm visits which saw them identifying which cuts of meat come from which part of a cow and handling bovine offals to learn about anatomy

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  • Warburtons wheat is a winner!

    Warburtons wheat is a winner!

    Children from Aylburton Primary school explored the story of bread from field to bakery with the help of Brett Warburton, part of a nationwide programme of visits shortlisted for a major award

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  • Primary teacher explains how The Country Trust has enhanced his teaching

    Primary teacher explains how The Country Trust has enhanced his teaching

    Inner city teacher Haydn Bettles brings Food Technology to the heart of the curriculum in partnership with The Country Trust

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  • Children enjoy exclusive peek behind closed doors

    Children enjoy exclusive peek behind closed doors

    Children from Beechview Primary Academy gain an exclusive peek behind the doors of speciality greengrocer Carrot and Coriander

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  • YoGA helps children discover food, farming and the countryside

    YoGA helps children discover food, farming and the countryside

    Over 200 children visit farms thanks to the Year of Green Action

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  • Rodney Stanford 1930-2019

    Rodney Stanford 1930-2019

    Celebrating the life of the first Director of The Country Trust, a pioneer of outdoor education

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  • The Duke of Westminster announced as Country Trust President

    The Duke of Westminster announced as Country Trust President

    We are delighted to announce the appointment of The Duke of Westminster as our new President.

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  • Savills dig deep to get Great Yarmouth school growing

    Savills dig deep to get Great Yarmouth school growing

    Green fingered schoolchildren will be growing their own vegetables after Savills Norwich branch stepped in to create new planting space for them.

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  • Urgent crowdfunding campaign launches for Southampton school

    Urgent crowdfunding campaign launches for Southampton school

    We are launching our first ever crowdfunding campaign after funding was withdrawn for a Food Discovery programme in a Southampton School.

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  • St Giles’ Primary School pick their own pumpkins

    St Giles’ Primary School pick their own pumpkins

    Twenty thousand pumpkins and oddly shaped carrots were the highlights of St Giles’ Primary School’s visit to Bellis Brothers’ Farm Shop and Garden Centre in Holt, Wrexham

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  • Apple juice flows freely for St Oswald’s at Haye Farm

    Apple juice flows freely for St Oswald’s at Haye Farm

    An excited class from St Oswald’s CE Primary in Kidderminster had an experience of a lifetime squishing and squashing apples and splashing and sploshing through muddy puddles.

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  • Gladstone Primary Academy go back to our Roman roots at Napley Farm

    Gladstone Primary Academy go back to our Roman roots at Napley Farm

    White carrots, ploughs, clay offerings and Latin made for an enjoyable and enriching day to the countryside for Gladstone Primary Academy pupils.

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  • Celebrating Harvest with St John’s Church, Northumberland

    Celebrating Harvest with St John’s Church, Northumberland

    Seeds, flour, bread and even toast were the focus of an informative and interactive Harvest session for the congregation of St John’s Church.

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  • Summer holiday joy

    Summer holiday joy

    After a Country Trust holiday farm visit, a young carer tells us “It has been great, I loved every single bit, feeding the lamb was best.”

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  • 2017 - a year of learning and growing together

    2017 - a year of learning and growing together

    Our Annual Review for 2017 is now available and reveals how we are growing to meet demand and changing needs

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  • Walthamstow pupils make soup with Lady Mayoress

    Walthamstow pupils make soup with Lady Mayoress

    Children at Woodside Primary Academy made soup with the Lady Mayoress of the City of London as part of our Food Discovery programme.

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  • Messing about on the river!

    Messing about on the river!

    Harbinger Primary School get The Country Trust residential season off to a great start

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  • What’s your vision of the future of food and farming?

    What’s your vision of the future of food and farming?

    Help us speak up for educational visits to farms as Government launches public consultation

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  • The Country Trust and safeguarding

    The Country Trust and safeguarding

    At The Country Trust, the welfare of children is paramount

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  • Flavour of the month!

    Flavour of the month!

    Food Heroes from Kettle Chips ran a hands-on workshop with a Norwich Primary School as part of The Country Trust's innovative Food Discovery programme

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  • Food, glorious food!

    Food, glorious food!

    Postcode Local Trust helps bring our Food Discovery programme to an excited Suffolk school

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  • First snowballs caught on camera!

    First snowballs caught on camera!

    Magical moment caught on camera as refugee families make their first snowballs

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  • New Year, new stars of Countryfile!

    New Year, new stars of Countryfile!

    The Country Trust enjoys a starring role in the first BBC Countryfile episode of 2018. A very happy start to the New Year!

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  • Ho, Ho, Hot chocolate!

    Ho, Ho, Hot chocolate!

    Children enjoy hot chocolate and marshmallows around a campfire on their Farm Discovery visit to The Outlook Meadow in Cheshire

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  • It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

    Children from Tudor C of E Primary School in Suffolk get their home made Christmas wreaths admired!

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  • Lights, Camera, Action!

    Lights, Camera, Action!

    Excitement as Country Trust initiative is recorded for television broadcast in the new year

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  • Funding Food Discovery

    Funding Food Discovery

    Assistant Headteacher at St Christopher's Primary School, Suffolk explains why the funding of her project is so vital

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  • Winter salad success!

    Winter salad success!

    Year 3 children from Whitehouse Primary School harvest a bumper crop of veg and taste-test delicious apple juice

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  • BBC Look East feature

    BBC Look East feature

    Watch the news report about the inspiring work The Country Trust is doing in partnership with Catton Grove Primary School in Norwich.

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  • #GivingTuesday!

    #GivingTuesday!

    Find out how you can help us.

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  • A whole-family approach

    A whole-family approach

    Headteacher Update magazine features The Country Trust in an inspiring case study example

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  • Contact us for a fabulous farm visit

    Contact us for a fabulous farm visit

    Find out how your school could benefit from one of our amazing farm visits

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  • An Apple Day “windfall”!

    An Apple Day “windfall”!

    Apple Day event at Lathcoats Farm, Essex raises £600 for The Country Trust.

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  • Are you a bit of a Bramley or more of a Pink Lady?

    Are you a bit of a Bramley or more of a Pink Lady?

    Try our fun Apple Day quiz and find out what variety of apple you are!

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  • Learning about farm life in the UK

    Learning about farm life in the UK

    3 refugee families visit Gazegill Organic Farm, Lancashire to learn about food, farming and the countryside.

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  • Fabulous farm and cookery taster days

    Fabulous farm and cookery taster days

    Children from St Lawrence's C of E Primary School, York visit Sledmere Estate and learn all about food, farming and cooking.

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  • Euromonitor International choses The Country Trust as a charity partner

    Euromonitor International choses The Country Trust as a charity partner

    Leading independent provider of strategic market research supports our work with disadvantaged children.

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  • Sacred Heart RC Primary School brings farming to the heart of it’s curriculum

    Sacred Heart RC Primary School brings farming to the heart of it’s curriculum

    The Farmers Guardian showcases a Greater Manchester school's Food Discovery Programme which connects children to farming

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  • Fantastic “farm to fork” experience!

    Fantastic “farm to fork” experience!

    Children from St George’s C of E Primary School in Lewisham, South London had a fabulous time exploring Horlands Farm in Kent last week.

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  • Growing confident parents

    Growing confident parents

    Find out how a school in Norfolk is getting parents more confident to cook healthy meals with help from The Country Trust

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  • Farm life experience for Sudanese family living in Bradford

    Farm life experience for Sudanese family living in Bradford

    A family who fled Sudan have been taking part in a countryside initiative to help them settle in the UK thanks to a partnership between The Country Trust, Bevan Healthcare and Enable2.

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  • Why I support The Country Trust

    Why I support The Country Trust

    Our lovely supporter, James Tanner sees for himself how his regular donation to The Country Trust is used.

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  • Bringing the wonders of the countryside alive for city children

    Bringing the wonders of the countryside alive for city children

    Thanks to a donation from specialist caterers Caterlink, children from three London Schools have recently enjoyed farm visits

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  • Children believe ‘pasta comes from animals and fish fingers are from chickens’

    Children believe ‘pasta comes from animals and fish fingers are from chickens’

    A new poll by the British Nutrition Foundation suggests children are unsure of where their food comes from.

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  • Farm visit profiled on BBC Look North

    Farm visit profiled on BBC Look North

    Find out how children from Hudson Road Primary School, Sunderland enjoyed their visit to New Dotland Farm.

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  • BBC Breakfast feature

    BBC Breakfast feature

    Easter Sunday programme profiles our farm webcam

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  • Landmark State of Child Health report launches

    Landmark State of Child Health report launches

    The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) report shows child health in jeopardy due to an alarming gap between rich and poor

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  • The Casey Review

    The Casey Review

    A year-long study of community cohesion in Britain is published.

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  • Hear what a primary school teacher thinks about Food Discovery

    Hear what a primary school teacher thinks about Food Discovery

    Ellie Beck from Hague Primary School explains the benefits of working with us

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