FACE Cymru has been working with PODS since autumn 2016. Here are some of the things we have done.
Food mapping – this is a two-hour workshop where primary school children explore the local food system and find out that there is more to life than supermarkets.
Next, they interview farmers, shopkeepers and food businesses to find out more. Sometimes a farmer will come into school to explain their work.
Sometimes, a school will visit a farm or a food business.
Farm visits can be a good way to do some maths.
In June 2017, FACE and PODS worked together to run a training session for farmers and food businesses on how to work with schools, looking at curriculum links, risk assessments and engaging children in citizenship. Now we are working together to develop resources for schools to carry out fieldwork on farms.