A resource with practical advice and examples and activities to support teachers and farmers in helping children develop age-appropriate understanding of risk during a farm visit through active learning.
Six activities 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.Read more
Sheep worrying is something we hear about occasionally through the media but we don't usually know much about it or even take much notice. Yet sheep worrying has a devastating effect not only on the animals but also on the farmers who care for them. Produced by Farming And Countryside Education in partnership with Farmers Guardian and the National Sheep Association, "Take the Lead" provides a package of educational information and activities so that pupils can learn more about sheep and their important role and use some of the fun resources before being introduced to the topic of sheep worrying. We hope that in this way children will become ambassadors for “Take the Lead”, spreading the message to friends and family of the importance of keeping dogs on the lead when out walking near sheep in the countryside.Read more
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to visit a farm this weekend. If your pupils have been inspired by a farm visit, build on their experience with these resources and activities.Read more