On Thursday 17 September we hosted the sixth edition of the Bayer/FACE Awards in conjunction with Farming & Countryside Education, at a prestigious luncheon held at The Skinners’ Hall, in central London, in the presence of supporters of educational initiatives from the agricultural and food industry, education authorities and centres and the media. BBC presenter and journalist Tom Heap announced the five following winners:
Bayer FACE Overall Winner 2015
Graham Ward OBE from STC Research Foundation in Cawood, North Yorkshire who won the ‘Inspiring Educator’ category for having initiated innovative and unusual means to create inspiring learning experiences, both on the farm and in the classroom.
Trevor Wheeler from Brynmawr Farm in Newcastle on Clun, Shropshire who won the ‘Biodiversity’ Award for being successful in highlighting the importance of a specific species or of biodiversity in general to young people. Trevor’s work also prompted the board of judges to award him the 2015 ‘Overall Winner’ accolade.
Claire Morris from The College Farm in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire who won the ‘Farm School Partnership’ Award for building successful relationships with schools and making a valuable and sustained contribution to school life both on and away from the farm.
Iona Corbett from Rectory Farm in Epwell, Oxfordshire who won the ‘Future of Farming Champion’ category for making an outstanding contribution to improving young people’s understanding of the food and farming sector, across all ages and through a variety of activities.
Julie White and Nick Platt from the WELLIES Project in Sudbury, Derbyshire who won the ‘Access’ Award for demonstrating outstanding achievements in encouraging access for pupils with special needs, disaffected students or disadvantaged young people.