LEAF Face time a farmer

Bringing a farmer into your classroom

Here is an exciting NEW opportunity to bring the world of farming, food and the environment into your classroom.

The charity LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) have recently merged with FACE (Farming & Countryside Education) and have introduced this fantastic activity for your pupils to be able to speak to a farmer busy at work in the field, from the warmth of your classroom - FaceTime a Farmer

There are a large number of farmers across all of
agriculture who are eager to share their knowledge 
and engage with young people

LEAF/FACE are now able to make this happen and 
can facilitate a link between your pupils and a 
farmer either by FaceTime or Skype  whatever
works best for you. Tom Martin (pictured) has led a
successful pilot in the East of England and the initiative 
is now being extended out across the country.

 

How to get in touch

If you're looking for exciting new ways to engage your class directly with the farming world, this is perfect for you. You can have direct conversations, discuss ideas, ask questions and even share knowledge.  If you are interested in getting your school involved email your details to Janet Hickinbottom at FACE:
- Name & address of school
- Age range of pupils
- Teachers name and contact details
- Preferred time/date for your call to take place
Or, for more information contact your Regional Education Consultant

This activity would work perfectly with the GYOP project.

Why not link to a potato farmer around planting or harvesting time and compare what happens in his field at these times to what you have been doing with your class.

The great thing is the farmer could be anywhere in the country. You could maybe look at conditions in a field in Scotland compared to a field in Cornwall or even how planting or harvesting takes place on a farm in Wales compared to on a farm in Norfolk.
Don't forget to let us know if you do get involved and how it worked.

 

 


 

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