The Busi­ness of Farming

Curriculum enrichment day

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  • Location: Various
  • Cost: £275 full day for students. Travel costs not included.
  • Capacity: 30
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We all eat food. Yet most people in the UK rarely question where their food comes from, or consider what processes were involved for it to arrive on their plate. The food and drink industry is the UK’s biggest manufacturing sector, with the food supply chain alone employing almost 4 million people. At the start of this lengthy and complex food chain are farms, with around 70% of the UK defined as farmland. Your students will face serious issues such as global population, food security, health and the environment after they leave school. In response, agriculture is already a rapidly changing sector with new ideas and technologies set to radically change the way we grow, process, distribute and prepare our food.

You and your GCSE students (or Year 9/A Level if preferred) are invited to participate in an on-farm activity day which can be tailor-made to your content and availability requirements. It could include topics from the Business Studies course such as finance, operations, marketing, technology, people, and the environment. It presents an opportunity for them to meet a farmer and witness first-hand the exciting innovation and diversification taking place on some UK farms, as they respond to changing market conditions driven by Brexit and dietary preferences, and as they adapt to rising energy costs and climate change. Furthermore, farms can show students the interdependence of business in a real-world environment.

Not finding quite what you’re looking for? Want to make some adjustments? We can develop bespoke experiences suitable for different settings, needs and requirements

Do you have a group of disengaged boys who need more activities around English? A year 5 class that needs to focus on expanding literacy? Want a taster Business Studies on farm day for year 9? Need to deliver exam specification points for AQA or Edexcel?

As well as tailoring our sample Curriculum Enrichment Days to your needs, our team of Regional Education Consultants can develop bespoke experiences for your school at any duration, subject focus or type of activity.

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“The children really enjoyed the tour of the farm and being able to go into the field to see the animals close up; a real chance to get out of the classroom environment and continue learning.”

— Year 3 teacher

“It really opened my eyes to see how a farm is run as a multi-million pound business,and to think about all the decisions the farmer has to make, not just what crops to grow.”

— A level business studies student