More than 9,000 students have learned about the career opportunities available to them in the food and farming sector, LEAF Education has revealed in its latest impact report – Our Work in Action 2019-2020.
The report also highlights the wider impact LEAF Education has had on reconnecting young people with food production, farming and the environment, especially given the challenges and disruptions caused by the global pandemic.
Highlghts from the report indicate that LEAF Education engaged with over 9000 students about a career in agriulture, and its Countryside Classroom online resources saw a 77% rise in users with over 134,000 resources accessed this year.
Carl Edwards, Director of Education and Public Engagement at LEAF Education, commented: “The education of millions of children was severely disrupted by the health crisis between April and July this year.
“Despite the lockdown, the LEAF Education team were able to deliver an imaginative and immersive online programme of activity which ensured that thousands of young people of all ages could continue to learn and be inspired by the journey of their food – from farm to fork.
“A key part of this activity was to raise their awareness of the many exciting career paths and opportunities in the agricultural industry. As the consumers and decision makers of the future, helping them understand the important role farming plays in their everyday lives, has never been more important.”
The LEAF Education Our Work in Action Report can be found here.