LEAF Education and Public Engagement

Working to engage, inspire and motivate young people and wider society to be conscious consumers who feel empowered to make decisions that ensures we have a world that is growing, eating, and living sustainably.

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LEAF Education, in partnership with our members, work to engage, inspire and motivate young people and wider society to be conscious consumers who feel empowered to make decisions that ensures we have a world that is growing, eating, and living sustainably. 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.

Our members’ support delivers a huge impact on future generations

35,610

total number of children worked with on-farm and in-school last year

1,570

teachers trained and supported to teach about 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)
  • Regional networking opportunities
  • Continued Professional Development (CPD) training

  • Resources and activities for farm visits

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)
  • Continued Professional Development (CPD) training

  • Key stage/subject-specific training days
  • Curriculum-linked and exam specification 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 environment.

  • Engaging activities
  • Inspiring resources
  • Experiential farm visits
  • In school workshops
  • Promoting future careers in the agri-food sector

“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 environment.

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 £100/​year

See the ben­e­fits of membership

“The reward of seeing thirty children getting back on a coach buzzing after a half day visit is something else!”

— Teacher feedback after a farm visit

“The support LEAF Education Specialists provide to farmers setting out to provide educational access is amazing. Through coaching us through planning activities, contacting schools, and applying the psychology of education. On a personal level their positive, cheerful and encouraging personality is highly motivating to do things that are beyond the comfort zone of daily farming. The reward of seeing thirty children getting back on a coach buzzing after a half day visit is something else! They have helped us every step of the way and like all good coaches got us to a place where we now do things without thinking that once scared us!”

— CEVAS trained Farmer

“The visit provided a practical and real-life experience for these young children that followed on directly from some of the curriculum learning they had during the year. The very positive response from the children to this highlighted for me the importance of planning for this kind of experience to follow up and embed classroom learning.”

— Teacher