Farmers

'Farming is Magic' films

Farming is Magic is a collection of short films that demonstrate how real farmers deliver activities on their farm. The videos cover arable and livestock farming and are designed both to inspire farmers and reassure them that running educational visits is easy and rewarding.  Read more...

3D farm cut-outs

Templates to create 3D models of farm animals, fruit and a tractor. Read more...

A toolkit for farmers leading educational visits.

A toolkit for farmers leading educational visits. Read more...

Access for all

Would you like some helpful hints on how to make your site accessible to all users?

This guide to producing an access audit helps to draw together ideas for access to all. Read more...

All about risk assessment

HSE slide presentation explaining the value of risk assessments and how to carry them out in a farming environment. Read more...

Applied science in agriculture


Examples of the many ways that agriculture makes use of applied science. Read more...

Carriage of passengers on farm trailers

HSE information sheet detailing the safe use of farm trailers to carry passengers Read more...

Child safety in agriculture

HSE slide presentation showing how to identify hazards and reduce risks to children on farms. Read more...

Children's activities on farm open days

Involving children in hands-on learning. Read more...

Christmas rural crafts

How to make seasonal decorations from natural materials using a variety of rural crafts Read more...

Clean hands signage for farms hosting visits


A toolkit of signs to encourage farm visitors to wash their hands, produced by the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens Read more...

Cobble Hey Farm and Christ Church CE Primary School

Cobble Hey Farm is a fully working, environmentally conscious family run farm located just off the M6 near Garstang. With a strong commitment to education, Cobble Hey is the perfect place to learn about nature and the farming process from their on-site experience in farming, gardening and local wildlife.

Coming Clean

An informative article first published in the July 2010 issue of Country Smallholding for anyone who opens thier smallholding to the public. Read more...

Common zoonoses in agriculture

HSE information sheet detailing ways to reduce the risks associated with a small group of animal diseases (known as zoonoses) that can also affect humans. Read more...

Communication skills

Advice on how to create an interesting and informative talk for school children, and some pitfalls to avoid. Read more...

Controlling infection on farms

A set of materials about infection control on farms, developed in response to the recommendations of the Griffin Report into the 2009 outbreak of E.coli 1057 on an open farm.  It includes information sheets and children\'s activities to highlight important topics such as handwashing. Read more...

Dairy Farm Visit: during visit activities

Six activites for KS1 and KS2 that can be used during a farm visit. Some are tailored to dairy farming, but could be adapted to other types of farm. Curriculum links are summarised at the end. Read more...

DBS Disclosure through LEAF

LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) is registered with the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) as an Umbrella Body and provides a service to its members by helping them gain access to Disclosures without the administrative burden. Read more...

Designing effective worksheets

Guidance to help you produce good worksheets for use on school visits. Read more...

Discover the Sea

Five primary schools from all over Ceredigion came to the Bandstand on Friday 5th April for Discover the Sea, a day of seaside activities organized by the Cardigan Bay Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) and LEAF Education as part of Wales Outdoor Learning Week.

Easy cooking

Practical cookery for children that can be carried out with limited facilities. Read more...

Engaging and talking to children

How to involve children in learning about your farm, with tips for keeping them engaged and interested. Read more...

Environmental arts

Inspiring ideas for creative activities in the open air. Read more...

Farm visit and farmer's year poster

Two posters in one. Making the case for visiting farms, and a highly engaging visual explanation of the farmer's year in the UK. Read more...

Farm visits and the curriculum

How visiting a farm can provide stimulus and materials for many topics across a range of curriculum subjects. Read more...

Farm visits case studies

These case studies give a flavour of the variety of educational activities that take place on farms around the country, and show how farm visits benefit pupils and teachers.

Farmer Time

LEAF Education's free Farmer Time initiative is transforming how farmers connect children with their food and where it comes from. FaceTime is all about harnessing the power of digital communications to inspire, engage and educate young people about not only the journey from farm to fork but also the everchanging, diverse agricultural industry. Children regularly chat live to their matched farmer from their classrooms through FaceTime or Skype, discuss ideas, ask questions, share knowledge and gain a 'real-time' understanding of the issues farmers face every day. Read more...

Farmers Visiting Schools Resource Pack

A helpful pack of guidance and ideas for farmers going into schools. Read more...

Farming counts

A set of ten maths resources designed to help teachers use the location of a farm to innovate and enrich the maths curriculum. The resources have been developed by FACE with support from Yorkshire Bank. Read more...

FarmSafe for schools

Farming and countryside safety teaching materials for KS1 and KS2 teachers, developed by Cornish Mutual. Read more...

Food and drink workshop activities

A variety of activities that can be used to explore some of the issues surrounding food production. Read more...

Games for the outdoor classroom

Sharing ideas for everyone working outside with young people Read more...

Hands-on history

Incoporating history into activities on the farm and in the classroom. Read more...

How to make a model milking cow

A short guide to constructing the extremely popular model milking cow. Read more...

Imberhorne School and Shepham Windfarm

Year 8 Geography pupils from Imberhorne School visited Shepham Wind Farm learning all about the benefits of renewable energy. This visit was coupled with a trip to Berwick Solar Farm so that the pupils could make comparisons of different renewable energy sources.

Industry Code of Practice

The purpose of this Code of Practice is to help ensure visitor health and safety by providing sensible, practical and proportionate guidance on preventing or controlling ill health at visitor attractions. Read more...

Involving children in risk on farms

A resource to support teachers and farmers in helping children develop age-appropriate understanding of risk during a farm visit through active learning. Read more...

Learning opportunities through food, farming and the countryside

Diagrammatic summary linking food, farming and countryside topics with curriculum subjects. Read more...

Making an effective presentation

How to structure your presentation and deliver it with confidence. Read more...

Maths on the farm

Fun ideas and activities for incoporatiung maths into farm visits. Read more...

Media Guidelines

A useful document when dealing with the media. Read more...

Milford on Sea Primary School and Setley Vineyard

Year 5 and 6 pupils from Milford on Sea Primary School visited Setley Ridge, near Brockenhurst, to enhance their understanding of local food, food miles, seasonality and the commercial value of tourism to local farmers. LEAF Regional Education Consultant, Jo Hatton, helped create opportunities for learning in a variety of real-life contexts

Papermaking, storyboards and bookmaking

Learn a range of crafts skills, and transfer tehm to the farm or classroom. Read more...

PE & Cultural Heritage Skills Share resource

FACE has worked with the Peak District Environmental Education Network on two previous Skills Sharing publications looking at Geography and Science. This new e-booklet has a focus on two areas: PE and Cultural Heritage. Read more...

Preparing an education pack

Guidance on compiling useful information for teachers about your farm.It is useful to prepare an education pack for your farm.  Read more...

Preventing or controlling ill health from animal contact at visitor attractions

Advice to teachers and others as part of Industry code of practice providing sensible, practical and proportionate guidance to help ensure visitor health and safety at farms and other attractions. Read more...

Quick activities

Games and challenges that can be completed quickly during a farm visit. Read more...

Ramsbury Farm and Furze Platt Secondary School

Hazel and her team at Ramsbury estates, nestled in the Kennet valley, were delighted to host 30 GCSE Food and Nutrition students from Furze Platt Secondary School in Maidenhead. This was the school's first trip to a real working farm of this scale and students were treated to a packed itinerary which saw learners exploring the estates 9000 acre in house farming and diversification operation comprising of brewery, commercial and amenity woodland and 7,000 acres of arable fields.

Risk Management Tool launched for farm events

The Access to Farms Partnership which includes FACE has released a practical Risk Management Tool to help farmers and other farm visitor attractions manage a successful event. Read more...

Rural crafts

Have a go at rag rugging, weaving, corn-dolly making and other rural crafts Read more...

Sample evaluation sheets

Two examples of forms used by farmers to evaluate school visits. Read more...

Sample Risk Assessment

A sample risk assessment form for your farm.

Seasonal celebrations

How to incorporate seasonal celebrations into a farm visit. Read more...

Storytelling

Exploring the role of storytelling in visits to farms and other outdoor locations. Read more...

Summer crafts

Basic floristry projects to try with children or adults, using cost-effective items and materials you can gather outdoors. Read more...

Template - School Sign Off Form

Sign off form for the school if local press are attending Read more...

Template Letter to Schools

A template introduction letter to the school to be sent from farmers. Read more...

Template Media Call

To be sent by farmers to their local press to invite the local photographer down to take pictures of the day Read more...

Template Parental Consent Form

Parental consent form for the use of photographs being taken on the day Read more...

Template Posters

A series of posters to promote your farm is open for school visits – consider displaying in libraries, village halls, staff room notice boards, your local education authority office. Read more...

Template Press Release

Local press release to be used by farmers. To be sent by farmers to their local press to announce they are open for school visits  Read more...

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Trails on the farm

Self-guided trails are a popular way of encouraging groups to explore outdoors and here are a number of ideas to adapt for different locations. Read more...

Tudor farming day

A case study of a farm using history as a theme for an interactive day engaging pupils in all things Tudor! Written for farmers but with lots of ideas for teachers too. Read more...

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Wet-weather activities

What to do when the weather threatens to spoil your plans. Read more...

What is risk assessment?

How to identify hazards then assess and control the associated risks. Read more...

Whetstone Pastures Farm and Higham Lane Academy

Whilst having years of experience hosting primary schools and community groups, a secondary school visit was something Sandra and Anthony from Whetstone Pastures farm had never contemplated before until LEAF Education linked them up with Mrs Mesias and her Food Technology department at Higham Lane Academy School in Nuneaton.