Farming Fortnight a LEAF Education (Linking Environment And Farming) initiative is fast approaching 1st-12th June 2020. The fortnight offers young people across all key stages the opportunity to focus on how their food is produced and some of the farmers behind it.
Each day of Farming Fortnight has its own theme and accompanying social media hashtag to encourage everyone to share their learning experiences online. The themes were developed by students at Brockhill Park Performing Arts College with LEAF Education, so why not join in with your class?
- Introduction to the British Countryside & food production #MarketMonday
- Arable (wheat & oats) #TractorTuesday
- Sheep #WoollyWednesday
- Pigs #Oink
- Chickens (poultry) #FeatheredFriday
- Cows (beef & dairy) #MooingMonday
- Fruit and Vegetable production #TastyTuesday
- Woodland #WellyWednesday
- Jobs & careers #FutureFarming
- Programme summary to recap on what has been learnt #FarmingFriday
Follow #FarmingFortnight on Twitter and above hashtags for inspiration about how you can immerse your students into all things farming.
For more information go to https://www.countrysideclassroom.org.uk/farmingfortnight
*Date for your diary – LEAF Open Farm Sunday 20th Sept 2020*
The on-farm visits have been postponed to 20th September – however the original planned date of 7th June will be hosted online with farmers presenting live on Facebook from 8am-8pm covering all aspects of the industry. Join in with the fun by following #LOFS20 @OpenFarmSunday
Farmers in the UK produce a wide range of food and the AHDB have produced some new posters to show life on the farm – how animals are reared and cared for, and how crops are grown and harvested. The six posters explore different farming sectors – dairy, beef, sheep, potatoes, cereals and pigs.
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