Latest News and Blog posts

Latest News and Blog posts

  • Country Trust welcomes the National Food Strategy’s ‘Eat and Learn’ policy recommendations

    Country Trust welcomes the National Food Strategy’s ‘Eat and Learn’ policy recommendations

    For people and agriculture to thrive we must all be informed participants rather than mere consumers for whom food production is an abstract idea.

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  • Climate Action Farm in a Box

    Climate Action Farm in a Box

    Empowering children to confront the climate crisis.

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  • “My butter is delicious – I’m taking some home for my mam and dad”

    “My butter is delicious – I’m taking some home for my mam and dad”

    The Country Trust delivers urban farming activities in North Tyneside during the school holidays.

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  • Education (Environment and Sustainable Citizenship) Bill campaign gathering momentum

    Education (Environment and Sustainable Citizenship) Bill campaign gathering momentum

    Country Trust supports Teach the Future's work to bring showing care for each other and the planet into the curriculum

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  • Country Trust adds its voice to new Food Education Network

    Country Trust adds its voice to new Food Education Network

    Leading Food Education providers join together to back the National Food Strategy

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  • Covid-19 “A painful reality check”.                        The National Food Strategy

    Covid-19 “A painful reality check”.                The National Food Strategy

    Historic reform to food system needed to protect the NHS, improve the health of the nation and save our environment.

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  • “BEST DAY EVER!”.

    “BEST DAY EVER!”.

    Ashington school children loved their Country Trust Farm visit to CLA President’s farm.

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  • Country Trust submits further evidence to EFRA on COVID-19 and Food Supply

    Country Trust submits further evidence to EFRA on COVID-19 and Food Supply

    EFRA follows up on its inquiry into COVID-19.

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  • The Country Trust Launch Farm in a Box - Online

    The Country Trust Launch Farm in a Box - Online

    A rapid rethink for the Farm in a Box team when the latest lockdown struck...

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  • Boxing Clever - Thumbs-up for New Country Trust Initiative

    Boxing Clever - Thumbs-up for New Country Trust Initiative

    Fabulous feedback for Farm in a Box

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  • Watch now: Our Teacher and Host Webinar

    Watch now: Our Teacher and Host Webinar

    We have recently held two webinars: one for our Farmer Hosts and one for our Teachers.

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  • Welcoming new Trustee, Navaratnam Partheeban

    Welcoming new Trustee, Navaratnam Partheeban

    Theeb joins our board of Trustees, sharing in our passion to bring the countryside alive to all children.

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  • Country Trust accepted as members of the Fair Education Alliance

    Country Trust accepted as members of the Fair Education Alliance

    We are now joining nearly 200 organisations who believe that no child's educational success should be limited by their socio-economic background

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  • Grow for it!

    Grow for it!

    Young Carers were excited to receive their Grow for it! packs, produced by members of our Farm and Food Discovery teams.

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  • Country Trust Amendment to the Agriculture Bill is debated at the House of Lords

    Country Trust Amendment to the Agriculture Bill is debated at the House of Lords

    We were thrilled that our amendment to the Agriculture Bill was finally brought to the House of Lords on July 9th by Lord Curry.

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  • Country Trust Amendment to the Agriculture Bill is tabled

    Country Trust Amendment to the Agriculture Bill is tabled

    The Country Trust is urging the government to ensure that the new Agriculture Bill includes provision for stand-alone payments for farmers who offer high quality farm education.

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  • Stronger still at St Christopher’s School

    Stronger still at St Christopher’s School

    Pupils return straight to the garden as schools reopen.

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  • Popeye’s power proven – spinach gives you strength!

    Popeye’s power proven – spinach gives you strength!

    Pupils growing spinach have, indeed, gained Popeye’s powerful strength at St Christopher’s Primary School in Suffolk.

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  • Seeds of Hope

    Seeds of Hope

    Seeds sowing smiles in children at Mile Cross and Catton Grove schools in Norwich this National Gardening Week

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  • Stronger Families

    Stronger Families

    Thanks to funding from Children In Need, The Country Trust were able to run seven countryside visits for the Barnardo’s Stronger Families and Bradford Action for Refugees programmes.

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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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