FACE to spend extra funding on educating children in disadvantaged areas
NewsWednesday 06 March 2013
The Educational charity Farming and Countryside Education (FACE) is celebrating the receival of a whopping £50,000 boost to help it educate more children on the topics of food and farming.
The Prince’s Countryside Fund awarded the grant to the organisation for its Countryside Matters programme.
This new funding will be used to enable FACE to target schools in disadvantaged areas and offer them a plethora of activities including CPD for teachers, farm visits and other school based projects.
Chief executive Bill Graham said: “We’re delighted to have been chosen to receive this funding. Many young people are disconnected from the origins of their food with little understanding of how locally produced food contributes to a healthy diet and a sustainable countryside.
“These issues are particularly pertinent for those living in economically deprived areas.
“As a result of the grant awarded to us by the Prince’s Countryside Fund two years ago, we have been able to work with 193 schools and more than 9,000 pupils as well as training over 200 teachers in the most deprived areas of England.
“Because of the success of that project, this new funding will mean we can target another 150 schools so that an additional 9,000 pupils will be inspired to learn about where their food comes from, the importance of farming and its benefit for the natural landscape.”
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