All for Farm and Food for All

Our National Primary Competition 2024

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Why should you take part in the competition?

Why does farming matter?

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.

Watch our video below to learn more about the important work LEAF Education does:

Registration

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.

Prize details

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.

Competition Timeline


19th June 2023

Registrations open! Enter your school and class details to receive your competition and activity handbook for the start of the competition in September 2023.

4th September 2023

All for Farm and Food for All National Primary Competition 2024 begins!

4th September – 1st December 2023

Classes engage with and complete directed activities and receive access to additional learning resources and opportunities.

4th – 5th December 2023

Classes submit their application to become the ‘Regional Finalist’ representing their region in the National Final!

2nd – 6th January 2023

Regional finalists are notified.

January – February 2024

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.

March 2024

Regional finalists win a day on farm gaining first hand experience of the powerful impact that farming has on food production and climate change.

8th – 12th April 2024

LEAF and EIT Food panel reviews the regional finalist’s experiential day on farm selecting an overall National Winner.

wc 22nd April 2024

The National Winner is notified.

June 2024

The National Winner wins a day on farm for up to 200 pupils from their school!

July 2024

Photography and video content from the competition contributes to an educational video resource raising awareness of a sustainable lifestyle and food system.

*Terms & Conditions

LEAF reserves the right to update and amend these terms and conditions.

  • The competition is open to schools located in England.
  • Pupils must be in Years 5 and 6 (or age equivalent) at the start of the 2023-2024 academic year
  • The competition is open to state and private schools, academies, and free schools.

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.


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*Prize T&Cs:

Regional Finalists

  • The farm visit is subject to a pre-visit for the lead teacher on farm, with a LEAF Education Specialist.
  • Where possible, the farm will be located within 1 hour of the school.
  • A travel bursary up to £500 is available. Any costs incurred over this amount are directly payable by the school.
  • The farm visit caters for a class size up to 30 pupils (larger class sizes up to 36 can be accommodated but this must be declared during registration).
  • Farm visits will take place between 1st February 2024 and 5th April 2024.
  • If a school cannot attend on the given date, they will forfeit their prize of a farm visit.
  • Pre-visit filming of pupil responses to a set of given questions is required (this may be the responsibility of the school to record and submit videos).
  • Pupils and staff may be filmed or photographed during the regional finalist farm visit for promotional or educational purposes.

National Winner

  • A representative of LEAF will aim to visit the school to announce the National Winner WC 22nd April 2024.
  • The farm visit is subject to a pre-visit for the lead teacher on farm, with a LEAF Education Specialist.
  • The farm visit caters for up to 200 pupils.
  • Where possible, the farm will be located within 1 hour of the school.
  • A travel bursary up to £500 is available. Any costs incurred over this amount are directly payable by the school.
  • The farm visit will take place in June 2024.
  • If the school cannot attend on the given dates, they will forfeit their prize of a farm visit.
  • Pre-visit filming of pupil responses to a set of given questions is required (this may be the responsibility of the school to record and submit videos).
  • The National Winner will be named in promotional material ahead of the All for Farm and Food for All National Primary Competition 2025.