Strutt & Parker, as part of the BNP Paribas Group, has agreed a two-year sponsorship deal with LEAF Education to help develop its FaceTime a Farmer initiative, which aims to bring the world of farming, food and the environment directly to the classroom.
The FaceTime a Farmer project was piloted in 2017 and involves farmers being paired with schools to deliver regular FaceTime/Skype sessions with schoolchildren, to bring about a better understanding of the role that farming and food production play in all our lives.
James Farrell, head of rural at Strutt & Parker, said: “Strutt & Parker is delighted to be supporting a project which helps to engage schoolchildren with the farming industry’s role in delivering safe, affordable supplies of food and looking after the natural environment.”
Carl Edwards, director of education and public engagement from LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), said: “FaceTime a Farmer is an opportunity to utilise something that most of us use on a daily basis to engage a future generation and to bring the world of farming, food and the environment directly in to the classroom.
“We are very grateful to the support from Strutt & Parker to ensure that this initiative can amplify its reach significantly across the UK.”
Land and property agency Strutt & Parker is part of BNP Paribas Real Estate, one of the BNP Paribas Group’s ten UK business divisions that collectively employ more than 9,300 people based in 21 core locations across the UK.
LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) is an expanding charity that promotes sustainable food and farming.
A core part of LEAF’s work is focused on inspiring and educating future generations about farming, food and the countryside.