We're helping trainee teachers to understand the educational opportunities in agriculture
All year round, we work with local schools and children to teach them all about the importance of food, farming, healthy eating and the environment. But new for 2018, we launched a training day for trainee teachers about to start their first roles in schools, to help them to understand and feel confident in organising and educational school visits to farms and agricultural events.
On the 28th September and the 5th October we are delighted to have the opportunity to work with first year trainee teachers at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln, by incorporating a farm visit into their module, with a focus on Food and Farming – Inside and Outside the Classroom. The trainee teachers will be visiting Stourton Estates, an arable and venison farm, with a forestry and landscaping products enterprise too.
The question – ‘Why teach about food and farming?’ was discussed and activities were provided to reconnect with where their food comes from. Resources to support food and farming links within the curriculum were provided. The trainee teachers then went on a farm walk where they had the opportunity to see first-hand a working arable and venison farm, and learn about the diversification projects that Stourton Estates have successfully developed.
We look forward to the second farm visit on Friday.