In support of the Prince’s Countryside Fund National Countryside Week (July 20th-26th 2015), FACE worked with other beneficiaries of the Fund to facilitate a rounders tournament at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.
FACE, the Arthur Rank Centre and Warwickshire Rural Hub all receive support from the Fund and decided to help raise its profile at the same time as arranging a fun evening for over 120 participants and a large number of spectators. The overall management was carried out by Nicola Reece and the staff of on-site farm shop Farmers Fayre. They did an amazing job and managed to keep a fast pace as teams battled valiantly in the knock out tournament.
So far this year thanks to the Prince’s Countryside Fund grant, FACE has worked with over 4000 children in schools and almost 600 on farm visits as part of its aim to ensure all children have access to information and inspiration about food, farming and the countryside. Over the past three years almost 30,000 children have been reached as part of the project.
Outside the project FACE works on other related activities and in 2015 another 15,000 pupils have benefited from interactive events, sessions in school, countryside visits and exciting resources. In addition FACE carries out training to help teachers and trainee teachers to incorporate farming topics into the classroom alongside farmer training so that farm visits by schools are engaging and hands on and that children benefit from the farmer’s passion and expertise.
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