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17 May 2018 13:11:38 |Education,News

LEAF Education developed to engage young people with farming


LEAF said there has never been a more critical time to engage and educate young people with farming, food and the countryside

LEAF said there has never been a more critical time to engage and educate young people with farming, food and the countryside

A new initiative has been launched to educate and inspire future generations about farming, food and the countryside.
LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) has announced the launch of LEAF Education, the rebranding of FACE (Farming and Countryside Education), which merged with LEAF in June last year.
LEAF Education builds on FACE’s legacy as a leader in taking agriculture into schools. It will continue to build on work across the education, farming and food sectors.
In particular, it will equip teachers with curriculum focused training and resources across all key stages to help them deliver high-quality learning experiences about farming.
The initiative will also help farmers navigate the world of education to deliver engaging on-farm and in-classroom activities.
Caroline Drummond, LEAF Chief Executive said strengthening the connections between the public and agriculture has been key to LEAF’s work for more than 27 years.


She said there has never been a more critical time to engage and educate young people with farming, food and the countryside.
Ms Drummond said: “Young people have limited knowledge about how their food is produced, where it comes from and how it gets to their plates. Many also feel disconnected with the countryside.
“LEAF Education will reach out to young people in new and exciting ways to ignite their interest in farming, help them understand its impact to their daily lives, and open their eyes to the career opportunities in the sector.
“In doing so, we want to nurture an appreciation of farming so they feel empowered to make more informed food decisions and grow up to become active citizens in helping to protect and nurture the natural world around them.”
LEAF organises other educational initiatives such as FaceTime A Farmer, Open Farm School Days and Chef on the Farm.
LEAF Education was launched at a reception held in the House of Commons on Tuesday 15th May.




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