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Jordans Wildlife Garden to be re-planted in three schools
Monday, 14 July 2014 10:58

Hampton CourtJordans Cereals unveiled its very first show garden at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. ‘The Jordans Wildlife Garden’ was created by award winning garden designer, Selina Botham, to reflect a long-term commitment from Jordans to supporting wildlife habitats.

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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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Schoolchildren want to visit farms, new research suggests
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 08:20

NFUThe NFU has said the industry must do all it can to teach youngsters about where their food comes from after 84 per cent of five to eight-year-olds said they would love to visit a farm.

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Sign up for the Grow Your Own Salads scheme!
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 09:04

JWynn Nelmes School squareThe Grow Your Own Salad (GYOS) initiative from the British Leafy Salads Association is returning for a third year and is now accepting registrations - One thousand free GYOS kits are available this year!

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New What Works Well website
Monday, 28 April 2014 11:08

what works wellAs part of the School Food Plan, a new online hub to help share What Works Well in school food has been developed.

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NFU and Tractor Ted launch competition!
Friday, 11 April 2014 08:23

Tractor-Ted-logoThe NFU and popular children’s series Tractor Ted have joined forces to launch a brand new competition with a prize worth over £1000.

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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”.

 

 

 

 

 
FACE Fruity Frolics
Monday, 14 July 2014 10:44

Fruity Frolics 14FACE team members were once again offered a fund raising day at Whetstone Pastures Farm, thanks to FACE member Sandra Herbert.

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Acclaim for Isle of Wight's winning young cooks
Monday, 30 June 2014 15:26

IOW cookeryTwo 14 year old cooks from the Isle of Wight have been crowned Create & Cook Competition champions by BBC2’s Masterchef: The Professionals champion, Chef Steven Edwards, winning praise for their impressive use of Island produce as well as £1000 for their school’s food technology department.

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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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The BPC and FACE join forces
Thursday, 05 June 2014 10:53

BPCThe BPC is pleased to announce that it is to work together with FACE in updating its resource materials for schools.

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The KitchenAid Young Baker category is calling for the very best of young British bread makers
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 09:45

WBA-tiptree logo REDIf you are under 18 and love baking bread, this is your chance to show off your baking prowess and win a fabulous set of prizes.

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Be(e) part of the Pollinator Survey on June 8th!
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 08:58

OFS Colour Plain DatedFor the third consecutive year, the National Farm Pollinator Survey will be a key element of Open Farm Sunday.

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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.

 
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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