LEAF Edu­ca­tion

Work­ing to engage, inspire and moti­vate young peo­ple through expe­ri­en­tial learn­ing, in order to equip our future gen­er­a­tions with bal­anced and informed insight into food pro­duc­tion, farm­ing and the environment.

LEAF Education, in partnership with our members, works to engage, inspire and motivate young people through experiential learning, in order to equip our future generations with balanced and informed insight into food production, farming and the environment. We work across the education and agricultural sectors to mobilise farmers and educators to bring food production, farming and the environment into a learning context and embed an appreciation of farming into everyday life.

See how you can have an impact
Our members’ support delivers a huge impact on future generations

10,586

total number of children worked with

9,238

students learnt about careers in farming & food production

100%

rated our work as good or outstanding

More On Our Impact

What we do

Farmers

We provide farmers with knowledge and support to build their confidence and ability to deliver educational experiences including on-farm visits, in-class activities and more.

  • Accredited training for farmers (CEVAS and CEVAS Plus)
  • Farmer Time
  • Regional networking opportunities
  • LEAF Open Farm School Days

Read more about what we offer for farmers »

Teachers

LEAF Education provides training and classroom resources to deliver the curriculum through food and farming experiences.

  • Accredited Initial Teacher Training (ITT)
  • Farmer Time
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Key stage/subject-specific training days
  • Countryside Classroom resources

Read more about what we offer for teachers »

Children and young people

All of our work aims to inspire and educate children and young people about food, farming and the countryside.

  • Engaging activities
  • Chef on the Farm
  • Inspiring resources
  • Visits to farms and outdoor locations
  • Promoting farming as a high-tech business and attractive careers

“So inspiring and lots of different ideas to take away. I now understand the ways arable farming can be taught to children in a practical way.”

— Farmer at a LEAF Education training event

How to sup­port our work

By becom­ing a LEAF Edu­ca­tion mem­ber you join over 5,000 like-mind­ed farm­ers, edu­ca­tors and busi­ness­es who sup­port our work of inspir­ing and edu­cat­ing the next gen­er­a­tion about farm­ing, food and the countryside.

And, if you want to get involved your­self, mem­bers can access deep­er sup­port to walk you through the process of engag­ing direct­ly with schools, on and off the farm.

Mem­ber­ship options from £64/​year

See the ben­e­fits of membership

“The most important part of the day, for me, was the planning aspects of a farm visit which covered so many curriculum areas. Looking around the farm was very interesting and gave an insight into what could be achieved from a visit, again great hands-on activities.”

— Trainee teacher

”Our Regional Education Consultant provided practical advice and ‘wowed’everyone with suggestions for activities,from turning the children into a moving,noise-making combine harvester, to worm charming.”

— Farmer

“It really opened my eyes to see how a farm is run as a multi-million pound business,and to think about all the decisions the farmer has to make, not just what crops to grow.”

— A-Level Business Studies student