Tractors into Schools returns to inspire next generation of farmers 14 Feb
The project, which was launched in 2016 will return for the fourth year to educate children on farming, food and where it all comes from. The campaign is jointly organised by the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society (LAS), National Farmers Union (NFU) and Lincolnshire Young Farmers Clubs and aims to help children understand more about the county’s food and farming industry.
More than 40 farmers are set to take part in the scheme, which runs from March 2 to March 6. During the week, farmers will team up with local schools to talk about what they do and inspire the next generation of farmers. The tractor will provide many learning opportunities, both the experience of seeing a tractor up close and also the students will be engaged with a variety of activities including showcasing farming’s modern work-horses and the different jobs they do.
Our previous three ‘Tractors into Schools’ campaigns were very successful:
- 6,000 children took part in Tractors into Schools
- 176 farmers were involved in the project
- We visited 101 Schools
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. Even though we live in an agricultural county, too many children have little or no understanding of what farmers do and what they produce.
We’re hoping that by talking to a farmer and seeing a 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.”
For more information on Tractors into Schools, please click here.