A collaboration between Linking Environment And Farming (LEAF), the Food and Farming Discovery Trust (FFDT) and 2 park-grown initiatives: the Youth STEMM Award (YSA) and The SAW Trust, has developed a new project for schools entitled Conscious Consumers. The activities can be worked through independently by students who are home schooling or used in the classroom for group work.
The project was initially designed with year 9 PSHE students in mind but it could make a valuable addition to other areas of the curriculum as it aims to explore topical issues that span the boundaries of agriculture, food and society.
The pilot project consists of three topics; food miles, personalised nutrition and plant-based diets. Having completed all the activities, students are then challenged to think of a study question to further explore an area from one of the topics to develop their research and communication skills.
Resources include a project workbook, PowerPoint presentations to introduce each topic, interactive activities for students to complete and videos from topic experts.
The resources have been designed to be easily accessible and adaptable and are now downloadable for free from the FFDT website.
As a pilot project, we welcome all feedback from both teachers and students to help us refine the resources and therefore encourage participating schools to also download and return the feedback forms.
All the schools who take part in the project launch are invited to share their students challenge project outcomes to be in with a chance of winning prizes for their school.
For more information or to notify the SAW Trust that you intend to take part in the project please contact Jenni Rant.