Our National Primary Competition 2024
With food, it all begins with farming. Equipping our future generations with a balanced and informed insight into food production, farming and the environment is vital to ensure a world that is eating, living, and growing sustainably.
All for Farm and Food for All, our national primary school competition, delivers curriculum-linked experiential learning opportunities, inspiring pupils to engage with practical activities designed to broaden their thinking and develop their knowledge of a sustainable lifestyle and food system.
By entering our competition, teachers will receive support and direct access to specific resources to help deliver high-quality learning activities and experiences that open young minds to why farming matters.
During the process, pupils will be able to experience first-hand the sustainable practices occurring within the agriculture industry, helping to inform young people about how their personal food choices can make a difference to climate change. The question of how we feed ourselves, whilst protecting our planet and enriching our natural environment, has never been more urgent. Registering for the competition and spending time directly with pupils, giving them opportunities to ask questions, learn about and experience the agricultural industry, yields positive outcomes for all.
The competition is open to individual classes for pupils in Years 5 and 6 during the 2023-2024 academic year, and schools can register more than one class. Registration must be completed by the class teacher, or the main contact for the class, to ensure all communication and resources are directed to the appropriate individual. Schools entering more than one class should complete separate registrations for each class.
Registration for the competition is key to ensure that schools receive the All for Farm and Food for All handbook and activity pack.
Registrations open on 19th June 2023 and will close at the end of the current academic year.
For support, contact us at [email protected], including ‘National Primary Competition’ in the subject line.
One class will be identified as the ‘Regional Finalist’ for their region and win a fully funded* experiential day on farm. This includes a pre-visit in-school workshop from a LEAF Education Specialist to support the finalist’s activity day on farm.
Pupil views and experiences will be recorded and used for an educational video resource for the educational and agricultural sectors.
An overall National Winner from the regional finalists will win a fully funded* experiential day on farm for up to 200 pupils from their school, connecting the wider school with the farm to fork journey.
Registrations open! Enter your school and class details to receive your competition and activity handbook for the start of the competition in September 2023.
All for Farm and Food for All National Primary Competition 2024 begins!
Classes engage with and complete directed activities and receive access to additional learning resources and opportunities.
Classes submit their application to become the ‘Regional Finalist’ representing their region in the National Final!
Regional finalists are notified.
Regional finalists receive an in-school workshop from a LEAF Education Specialist and pre-visit filming to record pupil perceptions and opinions of food, farming, and the environment.
Regional finalists win a day on farm gaining first hand experience of the powerful impact that farming has on food production and climate change.
LEAF and EIT Food panel reviews the regional finalist’s experiential day on farm selecting an overall National Winner.
The National Winner is notified.
The National Winner wins a day on farm for up to 200 pupils from their school!
Photography and video content from the competition contributes to an educational video resource raising awareness of a sustainable lifestyle and food system.
LEAF reserves the right to update and amend these terms and conditions.
By registering a class, you consent to:
Receive communication from LEAF and EIT Food
Participate in the competition activities and tasks
Collect and share pupil feedback with LEAF and EIT Food
Contribute to videos and resources used for promotional and educational purposes for the competition
Consent to photograph and video permission
Attend a regional finalist farm visit (if selected)
Attend a National Winner farm visit (if selected)
Consent to LEAF holding certain information and details about your school, teachers, and pupils.