Children and young people have become increasingly disconnected with the countryside and how their food is produced, and we’d like to work with you to change this. Through the Farm Links strand of the Food for Life Partnership, we are supporting farmers across the country to open their gates and invite schools onto their farms to reconnect with food and farming and have positive experiences in the countryside.
Are you a farmer looking to host visits to your farm?
Are you looking for activity ideas for your school visits? Well read on - because there are resources and training available to help you…
For activity ideas and guidance, including health and safety, on hosting visits check out our resource section for farmers. We have put together these resources for farmers who want to encourage schools to visit their farms, so that children and young people can find out more about organic farming. We asked farmers who already welcome school groups to their farms to help us. These farmers know from experience how challenging and rewarding these young visitors can be, and have a wealth of experience to draw on. Ideas for visits include an animal welfare activity, crop rotations, hedgerow exploration and sensory activities. Also included is health and safety advice for hosting safe visits and guidance on how to structure a visit.
Get in touch
The farm links team are here to give help and advice on setting up farm visits, along with training for teachers and farmers and starting school farmer's markets
Will Marcombe – firstname.lastname@example.org – 07500 700072