Growing Outside is an exciting scheme…

… working with children and teachers in schools and nurseries, teaching the curriculum in the outdoor environment through fun gardening sessions. Think Forest School, with the learning.


We facilitate weekly sessions throughout the school year, teaching the curriculum through a carefully planned series of lessons linked with nature and the seasons.

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Having an amazing school garden is brilliant. But what if no-one has the desire or knowledge how to use it? We can help train staff to use the garden for learning.

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Would you like to be able to better utilise your outdoor areas? We offer a full consultation, report and design, showing how your school grounds can become your legacy.

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Don’t take our word for it – here’s what some of our clients say:

“The lessons are well prepared and resourced and the children absolutely love getting hands on while learning key Science and Geography objectives. All the children were able to thrive during these sessions.”

Leanne Straker

Deputy Headteacher, Haveley Hey Community School, Wythenshawe

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“We are committed to educating the ‘whole’ child, and Growing Outside have helped us achieve this through their philosophy of teaching the curriculum whilst caring for Nature, the Environment and the Planet.”

Julia Bramhall

Headteacher, Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Wythenshawe

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“In the last three years the regular weekly sessions from Growing Outside have made a huge difference to our children’s respect for nature and their school environment. They have a keen desire to nurture all living things.”

David Nightingale

Headteacher, Moorfield Community Primary School, Irlam

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About us

Teaching the curriculum in the outdoor environment

Watch our video to find out how we work with schools and nurseries

Join our Team

We are always on the lookout for dedicated people to join our team of associates. Flexibility, fresh air and variety are just some of the benefits of a career with Growing Outside.

Currently recruiting in South Manchester

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