Need a hand with some lesson plans; want to take your class on a farm or business visit?
Perhaps you’re just looking for more activities to get your pupils involved in agriculture, the dairy industry, food or local economy to build on their enthusiasm?
We’ve put together some resource recommendations, information and web links on;
- Organising a farm visit- see link for farm/production site details
- How agriculture and dairy fits into the curriculum
- Teaching ideas
- Teacher training days
Here’s what Westfield Academy said about the taster day they attended:
“We had a fab time at the taster day you organised, learned lots and experienced some splendid new things such as milking cows, weighing calves, a cow heart dissection, listening to the cow stomach in action through a stethoscope, sitting in a combine harvester, riding in a trailer to another farm, and other such delights. I think this shows how important these events are. The students came back to school really buzzing- a great day for them”.
What other organisations are doing with food and education
Farming and Countryside Education (FACE)
FACE is a registered charity which is independent of any political party or movement. They rely on donations, fees and subscriptions to carry out their work. Their aim is to educate children and young people about food and farming in a sustainable countryside.
Food for Life Partnership
The Food for Life Partnership is a network of schools and communities across England committed to transforming food culture. They aim to reach out through schools to give communities access to seasonal, local and organic food, and to the skills they need to cook and grow fresh food.
The House of Food project
Based in Roeselare in Belgium is another project where a set of educational resources have been developed to better explain the important link between locally produced food and drink, and individual health and wellbeing. In addition to innovative and interactive displays they run culinary workshops, and also skills workshops to better inform young people about the necessary range
of skills required for employment within the food and drink businesses. The Dairy Skills project was able to visit the House of Food in the research phase thanks to the Somerset County Council led ‘Fish & Chips project‘ aimed at supporting the Somerset food & drink economy.
See the full tour here