Farming and Countryside Education (FACE)


The aim of FACE is to educate children and young people about food and farming in a sustainable countryside. We hope schools will continue to take part in growing and cooking activities and visits to farms for the opportunity to:

  • Find out how food is grown and produced 
  • Explore why food, and how we produce it, matters
  • Make informed choices about food and healthy nutrition
  • Discover what happens on a real-life farm
  • Experience what the countryside can offer
  • Learn more about environmental issues linked to food and the countryside

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For more information visit Farming & Countryside Education (FACE) - Farming & Countryside Education


Farm behind the Food resource launch

Our food carries so many labels and logos nowadays but what do they all mean?
Farming & Countryside Education set out to help children question the food they eat and explore what this confusion of labels and logos actually means. Hopefully, this will help them become better informed consumers.

There are 50 engaging classroom activities ranging from What's in the Cupboard? through Global Logo Bingo to Strawberry Foods For Ever! No teacher needs be short of something with which to inspire their class! Of course, those all-important curriculum links are included.
Farm Behind the Food

provides an information base for teachers and case studies to show how farmers work to each of the standards described as well as the classroom activities.

The resource was developed and trialled in the classroom by practising teachers.
FACE was supported by Defra in the production of this new, exciting resource.

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