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Learning Maths Outside the Classroom - Food Farming and Figures

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Created on 15 May 2008 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 21 October 2010 by ncetm_administrator

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Food Farming and Figures

Farming & Countryside Education (FACE) is the educational charity for food and farming. 

Over the last few years many people have expressed increasing concern about the way children are disassociated from where their food is produced. Many young people know little about the countryside and the vital contribution it makes to the UK economy and to our general well-being. They lack information about the numerous opportunities available to them for leisure and social activities, for learning experiences and for employment.

FACE aims to meet these educational needs by working with pupils, teachers, parents, farmers and many others from across the food and farming industry. 

FACE members represent all aspects of the food and farming sector which have a commitment to educational work. FACE acts as a strong advocate for its members’ interests and sits on committees and groups involved in a wide range of issues.  It carries out its own research projects to inform future projects.

FACE promotes visits to farms and local producers as part of the school curriculum and provides easy access to resources and activities to complement these visits.

FACE activities aim to
  • stimulate interest and excitement
  • link to all aspects of the curriculum
  • allow pupils to see rural activities like food production first-hand
  • introduce pupils to a host of leisure activities in the countryside
  • raise awareness of rural career opportunities and the world of work
 Click here for KS1 Maths Activities
 Click here for KS2 Maths Activities

FACE has a national team and ten regional educational co-ordinators who network within all government regions in England and in Wales.

Bill Graham, Head of Education FACE

Grow Your Own Potatoes initiative. Last year 4 000 schools took part and the competition element is based around weighing the yield of potatoes.



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