Barleylands’ education team nominated for prestigious farming award

The Barleylands educational team has been shortlisted for the 2017 Bayer/FACE awards under the category ‘Inspiring Educator’.

The national awards aim to celebrate the best of education in British agricultural, recognising those who have a made a significant and noteworthy impact in helping people understand the importance of farming and the countryside environment.

The Barleylands Education Programme offers a variety of themed days linked to the national curriculum, and through fun, interactive activities, gives children of all ages a better understanding of where their food comes from, the role of farmers in the UK and the part they play to keep food on all our plates.

Barleylands’ Chris Philpot said: ‘We’re delighted to be nominated for this prestigious award. Our education team works flat out to deliver the best possible programme for the hundreds of schools that visit us each year.”

Chris Philpot added:  “We encourage children to get hands on with a number of activities and our USP is cooking from scratch with produce they have seen growing on the farm. The team work closely with teachers to provide bespoke themed days; from Stone Age farming, local history, kitchen science to Little Red Days and much more.”

The winner of the 2017 Bayer/FACE awards will be announced in September.