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Category Archives: Farming and Countryside
How to deliver food growing programmes in schools…and make them sustainable.
Blog post written by: Mike Edmondstone, Schools Communications Officer for the Edible Playgrounds programme from charity Trees for Cities. At the risk of hubris, I think it’s safe to say most readers of this blog are already well versed in … Continue reading
Why Open Farm Sunday?
As 1000s of people make plans to visit a farm as part of the hugely popular Open Farm Sunday operated by LEAF on 5th June, we share with you some interesting insight from Frances Harris about why farmers get involved … Continue reading
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What are children learning at forest school?
This week’s guest blog comes to us from Dr. Frances Harris, a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Management at the University of Hertfordshire, who also runs Outdoor Learning Experiences. She is a member of Natural England’s strategic research group for learning … Continue reading
Launching Countryside Classroom
This week’s post comes to us from Dan Corlett, Chief Executive of FACE (Farming and Countryside Education), just as a brand new initiative, Countryside Classroom officially launches. In this article Dan tells us all about how Countryside Classroom came to be – … Continue reading
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Initial Teacher Training Findings from FACE – Building Confidence
This week’s blog article comes from Hannah Martin from Farming and Countryside Education What is the best way to help young people learn more about the natural environment? Who can share with them a love of food and farming? There … Continue reading