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New Flooding Resource
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 09:48

flooding bookletA new resource examining the topic of flooding has been added to FACE’s Controversial Issues series.

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Abbey Home Farm Conference
Thursday, 27 March 2014 11:38

Abbey Home Farm ConferenceFACE and Farms For Schools held a joint conference at Abbey Home Farm near Cirencester.

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Growing Schools Conference 2014 - School Food and the Outdoor Classroom - 11th July 2014
Thursday, 06 March 2014 17:33

GS Conference 2014The Growing Schools conference in 2014 will be held in conjunction with the School Farms Network and take place at the inspirational venue of Pheonix High School in West London.

All delegates will get a free ticket to visit Kew Gardens on Saturday 12th July 2014.

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Love your greens - free seeds for schools!
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 15:43

swedeman v2We are the Brassica Growers Association, and we represent growers of all Brassica vegetable crops in an industry with a combined value of over £600 million. We know that from Key Stage 2 onwards, the National Curriculum incorporates the growth of plants and where food comes from within science lessons.

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FACE Poetry Competition Winners announced!
Thursday, 27 February 2014 14:53

FACE were delighted to receive so many entries from schools in the FACE West Mildlands Regional Poetry Competition.

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Growing Schools Launches Local Outdoor Learning Providers Directory
Monday, 27 January 2014 14:41

growingschools logoThe Growing Schools Website is now accepting registrations from providers across the country for inclusion on a national database of Local Outdoor Learning Providers. As part of the Natural Connections demonstration project aimed at encouraging the use of local outdoor spaces for learning.

The project hopes that the directory will be a great source for teachers and practitioners looking for help and inspiration in the use of the outdoor classroom, particularly in their locality.

If you or your organisation provides help and support to teachers and schools in accessing their local outdoor space, this is a great opportunity for you to be found by teachers in your local area.

Submit your Local Outdoor Learning Provider free today.

 
FACE funding drives partnership working in areas of need
Monday, 20 January 2014 14:47

The Prince's Countryside FundFACE is delighted to have received a significant grant from the Prince’s Countryside Fund (PCF) to work with children in areas of deprivation.

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Discover the living curriculum on your doorstep!
Monday, 13 January 2014 09:09

South Downs ConferenceSign up now for this Outdoor Education Conference that is FREE for teachers who work in or near to the South Downs National Park.

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FACE member scoops top award
Thursday, 21 November 2013 11:51

Wellbeing Farm LogoThe Wellbeing Farm has beaten dozens of other cookery schools from across the country to win the accolade of "Best Use of Local Produce" at the British Cookery School Awards 2013.

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Chef on a farm
Monday, 31 March 2014 07:42

Chef on the farmNorth Shropshire MP and Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Owen Paterson joined Woore Primary School on a visit to Dorrington Hall Farm for a ‘Chef on the Farm’ day. The 23 children from years 4-6 spent the day on the farm, discovering where their food comes from and learning to cook with top chef Idris Caldora.

The visit, hosted by farmers Steve and Jane Ellsmoor included a woodland walk, a tractor and trailer ride around the farm, chance to meet the livestock, and thanks to great timing, the children were even able to help deliver new-born lambs.

Chef on the farmDonning an apron, Owen helped the children in preparing the healthy fruit salad dessert. The children also made lamb burgers from fresh lamb, raised on the same farm.


Chef on the Farm is a joint initiative between charities Farming and Countryside Education (FACE) and the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA)’s Chefs Adopt a School. It aims to help children develop a better relationship with their food, through learning about healthy eating, cooking, nutrition, farming and growing.

Chef on a farm“My favourite bit of the day was trying to get the lamb out”, said Lauren, one of the children who helped to deliver a baby lamb, which was named Laurence in her honour. Her friend Katie said that her highlight was also holding a recently-born lamb.


Owen was impressed by what he saw, saying “I really admire what FACE and RACA are doing, bringing the excitement of food and farming into young people’s lives.”

Chef on a farmHeadteacher, Mrs Faye Cull said of the visit “It’s been a wonderful day and an amazing experience – watching lambs being born as well as having great food with a real chef. The children were incredibly focused and listened to Chef intently. We would love to come back every year.”

Farmer, Steve Ellsmoor said “It’s brilliant to have children with such enthusiasm and showing their enjoyment”.

Sara Jayne Stanes of RACA said “Sessions like this to link food and farming are crucial to children’s understanding about the food chain. It’s also brilliant because the children roll up their sleeves and have a go, and some might then consider careers in farming or hospitality”.

Dan Corlett of FACE said “While people can feel quite disconnected from the land and their food these days, events like this will last in the children’s memories for ever. On the farm, there isn’t a moment wasted, as the children learn about nutrition, cooking, geography, biology, careers, and even bits of numeracy and literacy”.

 

 

 

 

 
Fund raising concert in Oxford
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 16:19

FAI Farms in Oxford will be holding a charity concert on Sunday 30th March at 6.30 in the chapel of Somerville College, Oxford. 

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Open Farm Sunday - Get Involved!
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 00:00

Open Farm Sunday on 8th June 2014 is all about celebrating British farming and food. 

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Stories from the Fields
Monday, 03 March 2014 10:25

tallyslogo 3'Stories from the Fields' is a free online resource, aimed at Key Stage 2 children (age 7-11 years old), that explores some of the changes that farmers in Cornwall have witnessed within living memory. This can be found at www.farmingstories.com.

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FACE supports Farmhouse Breakfast Week
Thursday, 30 January 2014 14:21

adrian with kids 3 250x167FACE Regional Co-ordinators have been out and about in support of Farmhouise Breakfast Week, introducing children to where their breakfast foods come from.

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Our South Downs Conference
Tuesday, 21 January 2014 13:06

LTL Logo-RGBDiscover the living curriculum on your doorstep!

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Norfolk Food Map Competition
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 13:27

Iguana class celebrate their winning mapFANTASTIC! said the children of Iguana Class at Holly Meadows Primary School, Pott Row when they were told that their entry in a county wide Local Food Map Competition for primary schools had won the first prize.

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Back British Farming this Christmas
Thursday, 12 December 2013 15:30

NFU ChristmasChristmas truly is a celebration of British farming – a showcase of seasonal vegetables, the best British meat and locally grown Christmas trees and plants. Over the festive period the NFU’s illustration of a farmer’s living room will reveal farming stories, top tips, recipes and photos... Find out more here.

 
Visit My Farm Upgrade
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 10:00

Visit My FarmA revitalised on-line information hub branded Visit My Farm is set to inspire farmers to host more farm visits and encourage teachers to take their children down on the farm.

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