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Bayer-LEAF Education Awards

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Welcome to the official page for the Bayer-LEAF Education Awards!

The Bayer LEAF Education Awards celebrate the very best of agricultural education initiatives on-farm, in the classroom, or online. Together, Bayer and LEAF Education want to help inspire and mobilise champions of food and farming education, so that future generations grow up knowing more about farming and what it delivers as well as helping nurture a lifelong interest in the natural world and an awareness of their role in protecting it.

This year’s Awards winners were announced at a prestigious Ceremony at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, 20 November. You can learn more about them on this page. We do hope you enjoy reading their stories, and are inspired by what they do to raise awareness of the invaluable contribution farmers make to society.

 

Growing for the future

Innovative Learning Award

APS Produce Ltd

APS Pro­duce have worked with 500 chil­dren from local schools at their high tech toma­to pro­duc­tion green­house facil­i­ties around the coun­try and Chris Bald­win encap­su­lates the company’s ethos when it comes to edu­ca­tion. The team’s ded­i­ca­tion to teach­ing the stu­dents result­ed in them win­ning the Inno­v­a­tive Learn­ing Award, for a farm busi­ness demon­strat­ing inno­v­a­tive work with schools encour­ag­ing an under­stand­ing of and inter­est in cur­rent farm­ing prac­tices, whet­her util­is­ing tech­nol­o­gy, think­ing cre­ative­ly about show­ing mod­ern, sus­tain­able farm­ing or rais­ing aware­ness of on-farm innovation. 

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Primary School Partnership Award

Nonington Farms

Emma Loder-Symonds of Nonington Farms has been involved with school visits over a number of years and last year welcomed over 300 primary school children to the farm. Her partnership with the local village school recently led to the opening of a forest school which has continued to grow in interest and is widely appreciated throughout the local community.

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Secondary School Partnership Award

Brockhill School Farm

Brockhill School Farm is part of Brockhill School of Performing Arts near Hythe, Kent. The School Farm has been involved with every year group through the curriculum time, choice and enrichment activities. The team's dedication to teaching the students about farming and embedding agriculture across the curriculum greatly impressed the judges who were delighted to award them the Secondary School Partnership Award recognising a farm business that has gone out of its way to build a successful relationship with one or more secondary schools (11-18 years old).

 

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About LEAF Education

LEAF Education builds on the work of FACE (Farming and Countryside Education) following its merger with LEAF in July 2017. It works to inspire future generations about farming, food and the countryside. It manages a number of industry and educational initiatives, including Access to Farms, CEVAS (Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme), Countryside Classroom, Facetime a Farmer, Chef on the Farm and LEAF Open Farm School Days. 

LEAF Education provides teachers with curriculum focused training, tools and resources to help them deliver high-quality learning experiences about farming. It also helps farmers navigate the world of education and supports them in delivering inspiring and engaging on-farm and in-classroom activities.

www.education.leafuk.org

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