Students from more than 10% of primary schools across England and Wales are stepping into our farmers’ shoes as they take part in NFU Education’s live lessons during British Science Week 2023.
With 190,000 pupils from 3,434 schools – a record number – getting involved in the Science Farm Live project, the virtual lessons will bring British farmers into classrooms nationwide, showcasing how interconnected farming is with key science subjects.
This year’s programme uses British Science Week’s theme of ‘connections’ to focus on the unusual connections between farming and other sectors, taking place over three virtual lessons.
NFU president Minette Batters said: “Our Science Farm Live programme has been an incredible success, with more than 10% of primary schools in England and Wales learning about science first hand from farmers this week.
“The fact that this is the highest number of students and schools who have registered in the programme’s history shows that teachers are increasingly recognising the value of teaching science through the lens of food and farming.”