We hold events each year specifically for primary school groups to lean more about where their food comes from. These always involve interactive learning in a fun environment. Find out more about what we offer below.
Every year we invite schools to come and visit our orchard at the Great Yorkshire Showground in October to celebrate National Apple Day. We have a selection of Yorkshire Heritage Trees including the following varieties Yorkshire Beauty, Grandpa Buxton and even Dog’s Snout!
Children take part in a juicing workshop as well as preparing a baked apple to take home and bake for their pudding that night.
Spaces are limited to 30 children per school and the event is suitable for KS1 & KS2 groups.
To book please email email@example.com with the following information:
- School name, address & phone number
- Lead teacher name
- Number of pupils and year group
- Your preference of a Morning (9.30am – 12noon) or Afternoon (12.30pm – 3pm) session
Find out more by reading about our 2023 Apple Day, here.
The Country Trust
The Yorkshire Agricultural Society is proud to support the work of The Country Trust, the UK’s leading national educational charity connecting children from areas of high social and economic disadvantage with the land that sustains us all.
Through food, farming and countryside experiences their mission is to empower children to be confident, curious and create change in their lives and the world around them so that they and society thrive.
The Country Trust’s programmes for schools and groups include:
- Farm Discovery – Educational visits to real working farms
- Food Discovery – Growing, cooking, tasting in school playgrounds, classrooms and on farms
- Countryside Discovery Residentials – 2-4 night stays discovering how the British countryside is connected to all our lives including the food we eat
- Farm in a Box – ‘Out of the Box’ food and farm-centred activities for primary-aged children
Farm to Fork Farm Visits
Every year we organise school visits to local farms so children can experience the farm to fork journey first hand.
During their farm visit, they will experience interactive field to fork workshops and how this food can be incorporated into daily meals. Depending on the farm facilities the children are often provided with a delicious, locally produced meal to finish their visit.
Please note: Farm to Fork visits are subject to availability. Due to their popularity, our waiting list for schools is currently closed. Please check back here in future for updates.
Read a report here from a previous Farm to Fork visit.
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