Tractors into Schools reaches 2,800 pupils! 20 Mar
Over 2,800 children got involved with this year’s Tractors into Schools campaign, supported by the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, National Farmers Union and the Lincolnshire Young Farmers Clubs. The initiative aims to education future generations all about the importance of food, farming and the countryside by taking a tractor into schools across the county, 37 schools from across the county were involved in the project.
The Lincolnshire Agricultural Society can link the visit to any subject within your curriculum, working with the tear to compliment your learning within the classroom.
Rosie Crust, Education and Development Officer at the Lincolnshire Showground, said:
“Having a tractor in school is a fantastic and memorable learning experience for children supporting curriculum delivery across all subjects. Even though we live in an agricultural county, too many children have little or no understanding of what farmers do and what they produce.
This needs to be addressed and by offering schools the opportunity to meet a farmer and see his or her tractor up close, they’ll understand more about where their food comes from and how it gets from our fields to their plates. It’s also a great opportunity to talk about the varied jobs in the agri-food sector, encouraging them to join the industry in the future. Thank you to all the farmers and dealers who got involved with the initiative giving their time and sharing their knowledge and expertise to help educate our future consumers and producers.”
The Tractors into Schools initiative will be back on the road again in 2021 to continue to develop relationships between schools and the farming community, and educate children about agriculture and where their food comes from. If you are interested in getting involved in this exciting initiative, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.