School kids can now directly FaceTime / Skype with a farmer to discover where their food comes from. The new initiative by Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF) aims to bring the world of farming directly into the classroom.
The FaceTime / Skype a Farmer initiative is being extended after a successful pilot in the East of England. LEAF (who are observers of Sustain) are now looking to connect more farmers and teachers.
Carl Edwards, LEAF Director, Education and Public Engagement says that this project builds on research from their Education and Publication Engagement conference:
“we need to reach out to young people in ways they are already familiar with. We need to reshape farming in a language that speaks directly to them. It has huge potential to reach out to thousands of young people to inspire them about farming and help them understand the impact it has on their daily lives and the many opportunities it offers for their future careers.”
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