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.



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.


For further information please contact Kate Kirby, Charitable Activities Coordinator, on 01423 546283 or email education@yas.co.uk

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