National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

19 September 2011

The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs (NFYFC) is working with Warwickshire Young Farmers’ Clubs and Farming & Countryside Education (FACE) to develop new ways of forging mutually beneficial links between YFCs and schools.

A new workshop is being developed this autumn which will help equip Young Farmers’ Clubs members to go into schools and help broaden students’ understanding of the agricultural industry, potential careers in the sector and opportunities available through agricultural colleges.

The pilot will work on a peer mentoring model and may be further developed to include farm walks as part of Cardinal Wiseman School’s environmental and land-based GCSE course, although the scheme could also be expanded to include sixth-form students who might be considering attending agricultural colleges.

The pilot, which resulted from NFYFC co-sponsoring the first School Farms Network conference in July, will also explore the possibility of creating an in-school YFC at the Coventry school.


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