The Bayer / FACE Awards 2011 took place on 20th September at the Clothworkers' Hall in London.
Five farms have been recognised for the role they play in educating young people at the Bayer/FACE Awards 2011. The winners beat off fierce competition from farms across the UK to scoop the prestigious awards.
The awards are organised each year by leading crop protection business Bayer CropScience and FACE (Farming and Countryside Education).
The winners were presented with their awards by Chris Brown, Head of Ethical and Sustainable Sourcing from ASDA at a luncheon held at the Clothworkers’ Hall in London on Tuesday, 20th September 2011, in the presence of special guests from the world of education, agriculture and politics.
Andrew Orme, Managing Director Bayer CropScience, said: “We are delighted to work with FACE to celebrate the very best in farming education. We believe that as key suppliers to the farming industry, we should play a role in promoting the work that farmers are doing in their communities. These awards are just one of the initiatives that Bayer CropScience is working on with its partners to help the sustainable development of UK farming.”
Commenting on the awards Bill Graham, OBE, from FACE, said: “We are growing up in an increasingly urbanised world and at FACE we feel that we need to reinforce the connection between communities and their local farms. Children, young people and their families have become disassociated with where their food comes from and do not know what constitutes a healthy diet. By reintroducing children to the countryside we can show them the opportunities rural sites hold for both leisure and employment.”
The videos below outline the excellent work carried out by the winners of the awards.
Access Award Winner - Treflach Farm
Biodiversity Award Winner - Butterfly Lodge
Careers on the Farm Award Winner - Rylands Farm
Farm to Classroom Award Winner - Warriner School Farm
Innovative Learning Award - Glendale Agricultural Society