Polytunnels For Schools

The Outdoor Classroom

Every school should have a polytunnel. Think of it as an extra classroom where young minds can enjoy the thrill of watching nature work its wonders... right through the year. And the real beauty is that a First Tunnels polytunnel is infinitely adaptable. We have supplied schools where our polytunnels are sited on grass and on soil... putting the land to work. We have even located polytunnels on tarmac or paved areas and used growbags or raised beds to create a fantastic growing environment.

And then the fun begins!

From a science study area for high school students...to a 'nursery' class for toddlers, polytunnels provide a year-round 'classroom' without walls. A space where inquisitive minds can enjoy a real hands-on experience of nature at work. Not a text book, not a lesson delivered from pictures and charts, but a real interactive adventure exploring and discovering how and why things grow.

And of course, there’s an added bonus too. Your very own harvest of wonderfully fresh fruit and vegetables to enjoy at school...or take home to impress the family.

The First Tunnels Classroom. The perfect way to nurture a growing mind.

The possibilities are endless...an ever changing classroom, full of colour, full of fun and a fantastic base for children of all ages to learn. Whatever the timetable there’s an activity in the tunnel that will bring the subject to life, get the children involved and open everyone’s eyes to new and exciting things.

Find Your Nearest School

See how many schools have got a polytunnel in your area by using our interactive map.

View Map >

Soil Association PolytunnelFancy a School Polytunnel worth £1500?

The Soil Association & First Tunnels Polytunnels are pleased to announce that Food for Life Schools can win a Polytunnel to the value of £1500.

Taking place from 27th-31st March 2017, Soil Association 'Food for Life’s Grandparent Gardening Week' aims to help schools get support from the local community to kick start their gardens into action after the winter.

Hosting gardening activities is a great way to reach out and engage grandparents, carers and local residents (including local allotment holders) in your school or nursery activities, and to get your garden in tip top condition along the way!

For more information on Grandparent Gardening Week and how to enter the competition visit the Food for Life website.

Polytunnels are now a recognised way for schools to increase their green credentials, whilst invigorating the childrens imagination and teaching them about the values of healthy living and good food nutrition.