Education At the heart of Farming, Food
and the Countryside

Teaching Resources

Do you need some inspiration and ideas to help you plan your lessons? Take a look at our list of recommended organisations who supply brilliant resources all related to Farming, Food and the Countryside. From videos, lessons plans and physical resources to competitions and farm visits they are sure to help you create exciting learning opportunities for your class.

Farmer Time

Farmer Time

Free fortnightly video calls between farmers and classrooms. The Farmer Time initiative will allow you to use current technology in your classroom to bring your curriculum to life. Communicating regularly with a real-life example of a UK working farm and farmer, you will be able to not only offer your students the opportunity to find out where their food comes from but also promote understanding of a wide range of curriculum subjects. Register today!

countryside classroom

Countryside Classroom

The online portal connecting schools with food, farming and the environment. Countryside Classroom is a free to access online portal that pulls together high-quality resources to use in the classroom, places to visit with a class and people to ask for expert advice and support from across the UK, covering the topics of food, farming and the natural environment.


LEAF Education

LEAF Education provide access to a Regional Consultant who can support your school in a variety of ways. Whether you want to get up and running with a new activity (such as farm visits), develop a whole-school programme (like a food-themed Science Week), fine-tune your existing programmes (for example, adding an agri-food dimension to your careers events) or radically re-invent your school around a core value of food and the environment, our team of experts is here to help you.


Grow Your Own Potatoes

Grow Your own Potatoes is a project that teaches primary aged children all about potatoes. With almost 2 million primary school children benefiting from this classroom experience that is linked to the National Curriculum, children learn how potatoes grow and how they fit into a healthy balanced diet.

How to Register
All you have to do is register your school to receive a FREE potato growing kit.  For a chance to win fabulous prizes for your school, enter the weight of your harvested potatoes on their website.  All primary schools can register to take part in the project organised by ADHB (Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board). Registration is now open for the 2020 competition.


NFU Education

Enter Competitions and win prizes! As a small team of former teachers, we understand the challenges faced by the profession so all our resources and initiatives have been designed with three main goals in mind:

  • To save teachers time and reduce workload
  • To spark learners’ passion and enthusiasm for STEM subjects
  • To convey important messages about food, farming and nutrition through a cross-curricular, project-based approach


Food a Fact of Life

Free resources for teaching young people aged 3-16 years about where food comes from, cooking and healthy eating. Promoting knowledge and skills about where food comes from, cooking and healthy eating, this programme is specifically for teachers of 3-16 year olds. Run in partnership with the BNF, the programme provides curriculum relevant resources and teacher training covering all sectors.

Open Farm School Days

Open Farm School Days

FREE Farm Visits. A nationwide initiative to get children out onto farms and learning about where their food comes from.



Order FREE printed resources including posters and resource packs and stickers. We believe children should have a clear understanding of how food is produced, and a positive impression of British farming. That’s why we’ve partnered with the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) to offer a compelling education programme, encompassing evidence-based resources and training for teachers across the UK.

For further information please contact Kate Kirby, Charitable Activities Coordinator, on 01423 546283 or email

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