Hundreds of students learn about farming and food production at LEAF Education GCSE Activity Day
Friday, 21 June 2019
MHA Larking Gowen exhibited in the #FarmMyFood event which took place on Friday 21 June at Elveden Estate. This event offered an immersive and interactive day for 13-15 year olds to increase their interest and engagement in farming, highlight the significance of good business skills, grow their awareness and appreciation of local produce, learn about nutrition and healthy eating as well as profile career opportunities available in the agricultural sector.
Gaina Dunsire, LEAF Education Regional Consultant for the East of England, and the inspiration behind #FarmMyFood, added:
“We have been overwhelmed by the response today from both students and teachers. The full spectrum of the agricultural community came together to provide these young people with a stimulating and engaging insight into farming and what it delivers. Students have seen, tasted, touched and heard about the exciting work taking place within agriculture and how it relates to their own lives and the issues that matter to them. In the long term, we hope the day has also highlighted to teachers the wide range of learning opportunities which exist on farms and the support that LEAF Education can offer. We would love to see more learning take place outside the classroom; to enrich learning, promote well-being and improve knowledge about healthy, nutritious food made from UK produce.
Our agricultural experts were there today giving the young teenagers an insight into agricultural accountancy and what the team here at MHA Larking Gowen do to help our agricultural clients.