The BPC is pleased to announce that it is to work together with FACE in updating its resource materials for schools.
The update will allow all FACE’s stakeholders (pupils, teachers, the industry, Government and the media) access to the latest knowledge and expertise about the poultry meat sector. These resource materials will be used in FACE’s activities with secondary school pupils to explain career opportunities, during site visits, seminars and conferences.
The BPC will continue to help FACE in its central aim to encourage secondary school pupils to learn more about a career in agriculture.
Andrew Large, BPC’s Chief Executive, commented: “We are in full support of the work that FACE has done since its inceptionto encourage more young people into a career in this sector. That is why we have decided to work with FACE and integrate the careers and education pages of our websites. We would like to work with FACE in its continued efforts to build a strong farming and educational community.”
Dan Corlett, FACE Chief Executive, commented: We’re really pleased to be able to produce resources for a secondary schools audience, especially that integrate learning in the classroom, with young people’s exploration of future careers. As a rapidly growing business sector, it’s really important that young people are aware of the opportunities within poultry, and farming as a whole, and have an idea of how the industry operates. Working with BPC means we are able to tap into industry-leading expertise so that the materials are both relevant and current for schools.
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Notes to Editors
1. About the British Poultry Council
The British Poultry Council is the leading representative organisation for companies and individuals engaged in breeding, hatching, rearing and processing chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese to produce poultry meat. BPC members are responsible for producing over 90% of the UK’s total output of poultry meat, which included nearly 875 million chicken broilers in 2012 (up from just over 780 million in 2001). Based on sales of £6.1 billion in 2012, the poultry meat industry made a £3.3 billion gross value added contribution to UK GDP. The industry supports 73,200 jobs in the UK – 35,400 direct, 25,100 in the supply chain and 12,800 in wage consumption). By weight, poultry makes up around half of all meat purchased in the UK. www.britishpoultry.org.uk
2. About Farming and Countryside Education (FACE)
FACE is a registered charity which is independent of any political party or movement. Our aim is to educate children and young people about food and farming in a sustainable countryside. We have around 80 partner member organisations. All have a commitment to educational work associated with food, farming and the countryside. We are always keen to recruit more members, from any part of the sector, who share our aims and objectives and would like to work in partnership. For more information about how to join FACE please go to the website - http://www.face-online.org.uk/about-face/