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Food Education workshops, Wirral
Friday, 11 December 2015 14:00

FACE200lowCome along to a Chef on the Farm Proimary Learning Day at Bebington, Wirral or a twilight session for anyone working in food education.

Thank you to Waitrose Community Matters
Thursday, 03 March 2016 00:00

Waitrose Community Matters

A BIG thank you to Waitrose online shoppers for supporting FACE over the past three months. You raised in excess of £4,000 for us through the Waitrose Community Matters scheme.

How can you continue to support FACE?

Make a donation

Every pound donated will be invested in helping children learn about food and farming in a sustainable countryside

£50 will provide stimulating resources for children in one school to explore where their food comes from
£100 will introduce a class of children to the joy of growing their own food
£150 will train a farmer to communicate his/her passion for food and farming
£250 will evoke awe and wonder in 30 children on a farm visit
£500 will inspire a teacher to bring the countryside into the classroom

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FACE (Farming & Countryside Education) is the leading educational charity helping children to learn more about the importance of food and farming in today's complex world.

Today's children will have to face the challenge of feeding the world's population by 2050. We want to prepare them for that dauntingtask while, at the same time, helping them to develop healthy lifestyles of their own.

Focusing on areas of deprivation, we support visits to farms, we train teachers to give them confidence to teach about these vital topics and we work to improve the lives of children through thefood they eat.

Can we come again tomorrow?

This child's response to one of our farm visits is not unusual. So many children benefit from the chance to spend a day outdoors, learning where the milk they put on their cereal actually comes from or seeing the cereal itself growing in the fields. Of course, we also work with many children who come to school without breakfast. These children in particular appreciate our Chef on the Farm days where they learn with the help of a professional chef to make their own lunch and then sit down together as a class to sample the soup and the fruit salad. It tastes great when you have made it yourself and what a lifeskill learnt with such expert tuition!

It isn't just the children who learn during our sessions. "School staff had not seen real working farms and this link to the food we eat helps develop strong learning about cookery and healthy eating.

"The children were amazed at the whole experience and loved the relative freedom that being on the farm gave them compared to being in school. The visual impact of this trip is likely to be a real benefit for these children. It was a fantastic visit."

You can help us

  • to work with school communities
  • to help children and young adults understand the connection between farming and their daily lives

So that

  • All children leave school able to make inspired and informed decisions about their relationship to food and its production.
  • All teachers feel confident in teaching food and farming topics to the multitude of children who learn through them.

Children on the farm

Fly-tipping and litter
Friday, 27 November 2015 09:25

A new Exploring sheet has been created to help young people find out more about the problem of fly-tipping.

Web links guide pupils to relevant articles to carry out their own investigations into this blot on the landscape.  What is fly-tipping? How can we combat it? Can we begin with a better personal approach to litter in school?

Find the resource here.

FACE Annual Meeting 2015
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 09:39

MillThe FACE Annual Meeting 2015 was hosted by Jordans Mill, a beautiful setting in the Bedfordshire countryside.

Farming education packs launched in schools across England and Wales
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 11:25

2015 10 4 Launch of WFM Liz TrussDefra Minister Liz Truss MP has given her backing to the joint NFU and FACE (Farming and Countryside Education) ‘Why Farming Matters’ education packs for Primary Schools.

Tom Heap presents 2015 Bayer/FACE Awards
Tuesday, 22 September 2015 08:27

DSC 0119 SpeechesTomHeapFarmers and farming organisations have been rewarded for their excellent work in promoting education at the Bayer/FACE Awards across five categories, with a farmer from Shropshire named as the overall winner.

Cheque handover from British Hardwood Trees
Monday, 21 September 2015 08:15

SAM 2347The charity FACE (Farming and Countryside Education) have received a welcome donation from one of their newest supporters this year. British Hardwood Tree Nursery of Lincolnshire donated a penny a plant from online sales throughout its’ 25th anniversary season.

What's happening to our bees?
Friday, 27 November 2015 09:34

Pic for news itemA new activity booklet entitled "What's happening to our bees?"  is now available in our Controversial Issues series.

Pumpkin activities
Thursday, 20 October 2016 00:00

IMG 0003 3It’s the time of year when the shops are full of pumpkins. What do we know about how they are grown?  What can we do with them apart from make lanterns?

East of England consultant post available
Monday, 12 October 2015 09:20

FACE200lowFACE is seeking to appoint a part time Regional Education Consultant for the East of England.

Countryside Classroom launches
Friday, 02 October 2015 14:56

IMG 0171What an amazing week we have just had launching our Countryside Classroom partnership project! The website www.countrysideclassroom.org.uk collates places to visit, people to ask and resources on the themes of food, farming and the natural environment. Teachers told us they hadn’t time to search for individual organisations and activities and wanted one place to visit. How could we refuse?

Pumpkin project
Monday, 21 September 2015 10:26

pumpkin 6In the south west, a collaboration between FACE and the international commercial art gallery Hauser and Wirth has been exploring all things pumpkin.  This will culminate in an event at Hauser and Wirth on 31st October, which is open to everyone.

New Primary Science curriculum and how to link to outdoor settings
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 11:03

New Primary Science CurriculumCobble Hey Farm near Garstang in Lancashire hosted a seminar considering the Programmes of Study for Primary Science within the NC2014 and how it might be applied to outdoor sessions. 


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