NFU tells teachers the facts about farm visits
WEST Midlands NFU welcomed 350 local teachers this week to four seminars on how farm visits and agriculture can fit in to the national curriculum for both primary and secondary pupils.
Joy Fox, West Midlands NFU public relations officer, said that teachers wanted information on issues like the BSE crisis, animal welfare and environmental matters. And by providing the facts, the NFU could help ensure that such subjects were tackled in a balanced way.
Equally, it was important for children to understand where food came from and how the countryside was managed. "There can be no better way of doing this than welcoming children onto farms to see for themselves what happens."
The four seminars, with the prospect of more to follow, are part of the NFUs The Farm – a Living Classroom initiative.