LEAF Edu­ca­tion

Work­ing to inspire and edu­cate future gen­er­a­tions about farm­ing, food and the countryside.

LEAF Education, in partnership with our members, works to inspire and educate future generations about food, farming and the countryside. We work across the education, farming and food sectors to mobilise farmers and educators to bring farming into a learning context and embed an appreciation of farming into everyday life.

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Our members’ support delivers a huge impact on future generations

16,368

children reached last year

2,500

farmers trained to facilitate farm visits

100%

satisfaction rate from teachers

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How to get direct­ly involved

There are loads of ways to get involved from join­ing as a mem­ber to sup­port our work to con­duct­ing edu­ca­tion­al farm vis­its with class­es of students.

What­ev­er lev­el your expe­ri­ence, LEAF Edu­ca­tion can pro­vide sup­port, guid­ance and fresh ideas to help you have an impact. 

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How to sup­port our work

By join­ing as a LEAF Edu­ca­tion mem­ber you join over 5,000 like-mind­ed farm­ers, edu­ca­tors and busi­ness­es who sup­port our work of inspir­ing and edu­cat­ing the next gen­er­a­tion about farm­ing, food and the countryside.

And, if you want to get involved your­self, mem­bers can access deep­er sup­port to walk you through the process of engag­ing direct­ly with schools, on and off the farm.

Mem­ber­ship options from £62/​year

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What we do

Farmers

We provide farmers with knowledge and support to build their confidence and ability to deliver educational experiences including on-farm visits, in-class activities and more.

  • Accredited training for farmers (CEVAS and CEVAS+)
  • FaceTime a Farmer
  • Regional networking opportunities
  • LEAF Open Farm School Days

Teachers

LEAF Education provide training and classroom resources to deliver the curriculum through food and farming experiences.

  • Accredited Initial Teacher Training (ITT)
  • FaceTime a Farmer
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Key stage/subject-specific training days
  • Countryside Classroom resources

Children and young people

All of our work aims to inspire and educate children and young people about food, farming and the countryside.

  • Engaging activities
  • Chef on the Farm
  • Inspiring resources
  • Visits to farms and outdoor locations
  • Promoting farming as a high-tech business and attractive careers

“So inspiring and lots of different ideas to take away. I now understand the ways arable farming can be taught to children in a practical way.”

— Farmer at a LEAF Education training event

“The most important part of the day, forme, was the planning aspects of a farmvisit which covered so many curriculumareas. Looking around the farm was veryinteresting and gave an insight into whatcould be achieved from a visit, againgreat hands-on activities.”

— Trainee teacher

”Our Regional Education Consultantprovided practical advice and ‘wowed’everyone with suggestions for activities,from turning the children into a moving,noise-making combine harvester, toworm charming.”

— Farmer

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

— A-Level Business Studies student