Whether you’re completely new to working with schools or have been hosting farm visits for years, LEAF Education can support you to take the next step.
There are loads of ways to connect your farm with the classroom and help children experience food, farming and the countryside. Whether you're completely new or are looking for fresh ideas, LEAF Education is here to help with whatever type of activity you choose.
Farmer Time is a fortnightly, ten minute Skype or FaceTime call between the farm and the classroom. It's a great way to start engaging with children and young people. We'll match you with a school and help you plan and conduct your first call.
By becoming a LEAF Education member you join thousands of like-minded farmers who want to access deeper support to engage with schools both on and off the farm. We directly support members to connect with schools and provide training to expand what you can do.
To get you ready to host your first farm visit, LEAF Education provides training to prepare you to deliver high-quality, safe farm visits. From ensuring safety to designing the experience, our training and resources give you the tools and knowledge to provide excellent educational experiences on the farm.
After completing CEVAS training you'll be ready to start hosting farm visits. But our support for LEAF Education members doesn't stop there. Our local RECs can continue to support you and help you develop what you're able to offer.
CEVAS Plus is designed for anyone who took the CEVAS qualification over 5 years ago and wishes to update their knowledge and skills in terms of educational visits to farms.
You'll discover new ways to engage with schools, raise your standard of curriculum-linked farm visits, fine tune your health & safety practice to ensure you are compliant with the Industry Code of Practice and share best practice and new resources with other farm educators.
“I can apply all aspects of my farm business to secondary school visits”
— Farmer at LEAF Education networking & training event
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