We have an exciting opportunity to bring the world of farming, food and the environment directly to young people in their school classroom. The charity that we work for, LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), has recently merged with FACE (Farming and Countryside Education). The merger means that we can now lead the way in educating young people and the wider public regarding the agricultural industry as a whole.
FaceTime/Skype a Farmer has operated a successful pilot scheme in the East of England and we would now like to extend the initiative and look for further farmers who would be interested in engaging with young people and schools.
Ultimately, we are a modern, high-tech agricultural industry and we want to engage with young people to ensure that they appreciate the work of the modern-day farmer. Ideally, we would like to facilitate either a FaceTime or Skype call between a farmer and a school, either a local school or a school from any part of the UK.
Farmer Tom has created two useful webinars to help teachers and farmers who have signed up to FaceTime a Farmer.
Webinar hosted by Farmer Tom, providing advice and guidance to farmers looking to take part in the FaceTime a Farmer project.
Webinar hosted by Farmer Tom, providing advice and guidance to teachers looking to take part in the FaceTime a Farmer project.
Here are a some useful downloadable PDF guides for farmers and teachers about how to get involved in the FaceTime a Farmer project.