Education: We are bringing farming into classrooms

23 March 2023

A photo of nine primary school children huddled around a wheelbarrow filled with garden equipment, such as a rake, spade and watering can.

Where does our food come from? Good question. We want to make sure children across the country know the answer. 

There is a growing disconnect between farming and the food we buy and eat. It’s important that we all understand how British farmers and growers produce safe, tasty and nutritious food, and how this goes hand in hand with caring for the land and the environment.

NFU Education is team of former teachers who create educational resources to help children learn about British food and farming. Designed to help teachers, these projects are curriculum-linked and cover subjects including maths, science, geography, technology and computing. Lesson plans and supporting resources are all available free of charge, saving schools money and planning time.

Farmers from across the country volunteer their time and expertise to help deliver this programme of inspiring lessons, talks and projects in schools, enabling children aged 4-16 to learn all about the skills that real farmers use on their farms. We are proud to bring farming into the classroom through our award-winning education programmes:

If you are a teacher or know a school that might be interested in our work, you can find out more on our dedicated NFU Education website.

More activities to do at home

Enjoy our range of exciting projects and experiments for children to complete at home. Designed by our expert education team they are ideal for keeping curious children learning during the school holidays.