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Innovative national competition sparks teen interest in agriculture

An innovative national competition has launched to target teenagers who have seemingly disassociated themselves with nature and the traditional practice of farming, writes Issy Masterson.

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Competition revitalizes the farming industry with young people taking an interest in agriculture

The competition seeks to revitalize the younger generation with a newfound love for agriculture and the very best of British cuisine.

 

Organised by LEAF Education (Linking Environment And Farming) and Llysfasi College in North Wales, it involves five schools who have beaten the rest of the country in a bid to be crowned the ‘Innovation School of the Year in Food and Farming’ at the final Prize Weekend, held at Llysfasi College Farm from Friday 29th June to Sunday 1st July. The schools attending include:

 

  • Ripley St Thomas C of E Academy, Lancaster
  • St Christopher’s Church of England High School, Accrington
  • Priestlands School, Lymington, Hampshire
  • The Queen Elizabeth Academy, Atherstone
  • Reddish Vale High School, Stockport

The teams taking part in the prestigious event will be involved in a wide range of farming and agricultural activities, expanding their knowledge of traditional farming through sheep shearing, milking cows and riding quad bikes and tractors.

 

This will also give the teenagers valuable experience of what it is really like to work on a farm, and provide them with a sense of community.

 

Students will also take part in more educational and academic based activities and gain a deeper understanding of the science and technology behind farming’s innovations.


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The teams will be judged on their eagerness and passion for the activities and knowledge of the farming industry by a panel of experts including representatives of LEAF Education and Llysfasi College.

 

The competition will help students to understand the links between their food, and educate them on the full farm to fork process. It will also provide teenagers with possibilities for their future in the agricultural industry, and give them an idea of how to get involved with prospective careers as they witness how farming impacts them directly.

Carl Edwards, Director of Education and Public Engagement at LEAF stated: "By immersing teenagers and their teachers in a weekend of farm-related activities, we want to open young people’s minds to what farming delivers as well as raise awareness amongst teachers of how farming can be embedded into so many areas of the curriculum."

 

It will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for teenagers to gain a real insight into how a farm is run and what role they can play within the industry.

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