The NFU has recently opened its annual Farmvention competition which aims to bring the world of food and farming into the classroom.
This year the competition is focusing on climate change.
Over the past two years more than 5,000 primary school children have been involved in Farmvention. This year the competition is open to secondary school children as well as primary, with the aim of identifying Britain’s Climate Superheroes and inspiring climate action.
Entrants are being challenged to develop an invention, innovation or idea that would help British farmers care for the environment and reduce their impact on the climate. To help with this, the NFU has created brand new interactive 3D farm tours; children can meet Blackbrook Longhorn cattle with Farmer Joe, get inside the cab of a combine harvester with Farmer Olly, see how Farmer Andrew milks and feeds his cows using robots, and find out how The Small Robot Company develops robots to zap weeds and map farms using artificial intelligence.
You can find more details here. It would be great if you could spread the word to your contacts.
Sarah Faulkner NFU West Midlands Environment and Rural Affairs Adviser