Field to School has put together a range of inspiring case studies, films, activity sheets and links to interesting sites in order to support you in delivering messages about growing, food and farming in the classroom. We have split the resources into six sections, with each of the sections looking at a different aspect to learning about food and farming. Within each section, you will find lots of ideas for fun and engaging classroom projects and everything you will need to support you with their delivery.
In this section, you will find resources to support you in running your own farm related enterprise project in school.
The section aims to support practitioners in schools to embed enterprise learning seamlessly into the curriculum, whilst at the same time, offering opportunities for young people to learn about food and farming. Enterprise projects can also be a great opportunity to raise funds to pay for school visits to farms. Enterprise learning can also create the confidence and skills that are required in so many areas of life and work. From tackling a job interview, to planning for a house purchase, from understanding how businesses operate, to every day financial budgeting Enterprise Education gives young people the skills to tackle these with confidence, to make them more enterprising, resourceful and flexible. Find out more HERE
In this section, you will find resources for projects that will allow you to get growing in your school grounds.
Growing within your school can help to teach children about where their food comes from, whilst also raising awareness of the seasonal nature of food. Gardening can also be linked to a wide range of curriculum subjects that will enable you to cover topics such as life cycles, nutrition and plants and animals. Find out more HERE
Here you will find resources that support you in bringing the farm experience into the school.
Learning about farming doesn’t need to end with a wave to the farmer from the back of the bus at the end of a class day out to your local farm. There are lots of projects that can be run, to help you deliver messages around farming back in the school grounds and classroom. Find out more HERE
In this section, you will find resources that use food and cooking as a means to learn more about farming.
Here, there are a number of resources and case studies that will allow you to develop routes for farms to be linked to the school through food in canteens and within the school catering system. Find out more HERE
This section offers guidance on how different cultures and age groups can learn about farming from each other.
We have developed case studies and resources that investigates how messages around food and farming can be used to bring together people from different cultures and from different sections of society. The included case studies highlight how these messages can help to integrate disadvantaged and migrant children through food-related activities. Find out more HERE
In this section, you will find resources that look at how technology can be used to learn about food and farming.
Here, you will find a range of new digital training resources and case studies to help you to learn and teach about food and farming through these innovative means of communication. The ‘film a farm’ teaching pack gives teachers the skills to make short films about farm visits and then edit and present them back in the school. These can then be shared with the wider school community on digital whiteboards, social media and websites. Find out more HERE
To learn more about the project, you can read the full guidelines document by clicking HERE