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Whether you want to engage young people in careers, communicate the work you do, train staff and suppliers, or simply "give something back", our years of experience working with organisations can help you.

Are you an organisation or business looking for expert help to connect with schools?

LEAF Education has many years’ experience of supporting businesses to tell their story in a way which is appropriate for a school audience.

We have developed a flexible approach to help you decide the best way to engage young people whether you are looking to develop interest in careers in your sector, to explain the work you do in the journey of food from farm to fork or to train staff or suppliers in hosting visits.

You might also be looking to “give something back” to the industry which means a great deal to you.  You want to share your interest and passion; to inspire young people and their teachers to take an active interest in food production, farming systems or countryside management.

Whatever you area of expertise, we can suggest the most appropriate and effective ways of channelling your energy and enthusiasm into education.

Working with LEAF Education

Download a handy fact sheet to find out about working with LEAF Education to achieve your public engagement goals. It includes who we are, how we work, case studies of partner projects and suggestions of how to work with us.

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Our experience and flexible approach can help you discover the best way to engage young people, communicate what you do, or simply give something back to the industry.

Tell us what you'd like to achieve and our expert team will partner with you to get there.

Do you want to get involved in schools to explain about careers in your industry? Or do you need help in finding out how to make links with teachers? Do you need to train your staff to go into schools or to host visits from school groups? Whatever you are thinking of doing, let's see if we can work together.

What do we offer?

We can help you:

  • Find the most appropriate way to tell your story to a school audience
  • Gain the confidence to go into schools to share your enthusiasm and expertise
  • Facilitate visits to your premises
  • Train staff or suppliers in the best ways to link with local schools or to offer educational visits
  • Produce classroom materials

Please get in touch to discuss your ideas and requirements with the Director of Education and Public Engagement.

Case study

Farming and Countryside Education has a long history of working with Bayer CropScience, particularly through the biennial Bayer/FACE Awards. Farmers and educators enter to demonstrate why they work with young people and how they carry out inspirational visits and innovative projects.

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Case study

LEAF Education's predecessor Farming And Countryside Education trained Müller dairy farmers to increase their confidence and ability to offer high quality schools’ and children’s visits to farms as part of the Tesco Eat Happy programme.

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Case study

LEAF Education's predecessor FACE worked in partnership with Farmers’ Guardian and the National Sheep Association to support the “Take the Lead” campaign to raise awareness of the disturbing issue of sheep worrying.

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Working with show societies

LEAF Education has many years' experience of working with Show Societies in a wide variety of ways.

We are proud that a number of show societies are members of LEAF Education which enables us to work together in partnership.

We feel that the best way to maximise the benefits of our relationship is by identifying the educational needs of the Society that LEAF Education can help to fulfil. Our work with the Royal Cheshire Show is a good example.

Case study

For several years FACE has successfully delivered initial teacher training at the Cheshire Show. This fulfils the Show Society's aims to increase the educational benefits of the show and enhances the students' training by introducing them to ways of incorporating food and farming into their classroom teaching. 

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