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Science Skills Sharing
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 13:58

Science Skills ShareFACE has developed a new resource entitled Science Skills Sharing which comprises a selection of hands-on science activities. These resulted from  an event in Derbyshire attended by outdoor educators including Peak District Rangers, Derbyshire Environmental Studies Service, National Trust, Wildlife Trust, farmers who offer educational visits and, of course, FACE.

Read on for ways to introduce fun science into your programme of activities!

Download the Science Skills Share booklet.

 
Blow the whistle on sunburn
Monday, 30 June 2014 12:37

OK logoAccess To Farms, of which FACE is a member, is supporting the Outdoor Kids Sun Safety Code; backed by Julia Bradbury and partnered with the Association for Physical Education, sports coach UK and the Youth Sports Trust.

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Healthy Eating Week Webinar
Friday, 06 June 2014 20:20

Healthy Eating Week WebinarFACE was delighted to work with the NFU to produce a webinar for BNFs Healthy Eating Week. This exciting venture was filmed live but the recorded webinar and all its components are now available.

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New Flooding Resource
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 09:48

flooding bookletA new resource examining the topic of flooding has been added to FACE’s Controversial Issues series.

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Abbey Home Farm Conference
Thursday, 27 March 2014 11:38

Abbey Home Farm ConferenceFACE and Farms For Schools held a joint conference at Abbey Home Farm near Cirencester.

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FACE Poetry Competition Winners announced!
Thursday, 27 February 2014 14:53

FACE were delighted to receive so many entries from schools in the FACE West Mildlands Regional Poetry Competition.

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Growing Schools Launches Local Outdoor Learning Providers Directory
Monday, 27 January 2014 14:41

growingschools logoThe Growing Schools Website is now accepting registrations from providers across the country for inclusion on a national database of Local Outdoor Learning Providers. As part of the Natural Connections demonstration project aimed at encouraging the use of local outdoor spaces for learning.

The project hopes that the directory will be a great source for teachers and practitioners looking for help and inspiration in the use of the outdoor classroom, particularly in their locality.

If you or your organisation provides help and support to teachers and schools in accessing their local outdoor space, this is a great opportunity for you to be found by teachers in your local area.

Submit your Local Outdoor Learning Provider free today.

 
Networks & Communications Coordinator
Monday, 30 June 2014 09:50

The new post of Networks and Communications Coordinator at FACE will help us to develop two of our key partnership projects.

 

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FACE visits Pennyhook Farm
Saturday, 12 April 2014 08:25

FACE visits Pennyhooks farmRecently, Dan Corlett and Janet Hickinbottom of FACE had the privilege of visiting Pennyhooks Farm, 2013 winner of the Access category in the Bayer/FACE Awards. At Pennyhooks they witnessed for themselves the special place it is and the tremendous work that goes on there with young people with Autism Spectrum Condidition.

icon You can read about the visit and find out more about Pennyhooks here.

 
Chef on a farm
Monday, 31 March 2014 07:42

Chef on the farmNorth Shropshire MP and Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Owen Paterson joined Woore Primary School on a visit to Dorrington Hall Farm for a ‘Chef on the Farm’ day. The 23 children from years 4-6 spent the day on the farm, discovering where their food comes from and learning to cook with top chef Idris Caldora.

The visit, hosted by farmers Steve and Jane Ellsmoor included a woodland walk, a tractor and trailer ride around the farm, chance to meet the livestock, and thanks to great timing, the children were even able to help deliver new-born lambs.

Chef on the farmDonning an apron, Owen helped the children in preparing the healthy fruit salad dessert. The children also made lamb burgers from fresh lamb, raised on the same farm.


Chef on the Farm is a joint initiative between charities Farming and Countryside Education (FACE) and the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA)’s Chefs Adopt a School. It aims to help children develop a better relationship with their food, through learning about healthy eating, cooking, nutrition, farming and growing.

Chef on a farm“My favourite bit of the day was trying to get the lamb out”, said Lauren, one of the children who helped to deliver a baby lamb, which was named Laurence in her honour. Her friend Katie said that her highlight was also holding a recently-born lamb.


Owen was impressed by what he saw, saying “I really admire what FACE and RACA are doing, bringing the excitement of food and farming into young people’s lives.”

Chef on a farmHeadteacher, Mrs Faye Cull said of the visit “It’s been a wonderful day and an amazing experience – watching lambs being born as well as having great food with a real chef. The children were incredibly focused and listened to Chef intently. We would love to come back every year.”

Farmer, Steve Ellsmoor said “It’s brilliant to have children with such enthusiasm and showing their enjoyment”.

Sara Jayne Stanes of RACA said “Sessions like this to link food and farming are crucial to children’s understanding about the food chain. It’s also brilliant because the children roll up their sleeves and have a go, and some might then consider careers in farming or hospitality”.

Dan Corlett of FACE said “While people can feel quite disconnected from the land and their food these days, events like this will last in the children’s memories for ever. On the farm, there isn’t a moment wasted, as the children learn about nutrition, cooking, geography, biology, careers, and even bits of numeracy and literacy”.

 

 

 

 

 
Growing Schools Conference 2014 - School Food and the Outdoor Classroom - 11th July 2014
Thursday, 06 March 2014 17:33

GS Conference 2014The Growing Schools conference in 2014 will be held in conjunction with the School Farms Network and take place at the inspirational venue of Pheonix High School in West London.

All delegates will get a free ticket to visit Kew Gardens on Saturday 12th July 2014.

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FACE supports Farmhouse Breakfast Week
Thursday, 30 January 2014 14:21

adrian with kids 3 250x167FACE Regional Co-ordinators have been out and about in support of Farmhouise Breakfast Week, introducing children to where their breakfast foods come from.

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FACE funding drives partnership working in areas of need
Monday, 20 January 2014 14:47

The Prince's Countryside FundFACE is delighted to have received a significant grant from the Prince’s Countryside Fund (PCF) to work with children in areas of deprivation.

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