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/CEVAS PLUS)
  • 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

“The most important part of the day, for me, was the planning aspects of a farm visit which covered so many curriculum areas. Looking around the farm was very interesting and gave an insight into what could be achieved from a visit, again great hands-on activities.”
- Trainee teacher 

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

“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