Free transport available for the first 10 schools to book a Crop to Shop visit!!
Suffolk Wildlife Trust are offering
KS2 and KS3 students the opportunity to learn about food, farming and
wildlife and how they can work together through our Crop to Shop
programme, funded by the Chadacre Agricultural Trust.
The students will study the crops
grown at Foxburrow Farm and consider each stage of their production,
from planting seeds top produce being sold in the shops. There
will be a focus on sustainability, with discussions about buying local
foods instead of food that has travelled from across the world.
Bookings for Crop to Shop are being
taken for summer and autumn 2009. The first 10 schools to apply will
receive The Chadacre Agricultural Trust funding of up to £100 towards
For more details about the Crop to Shop programme or
to make a booking contact Jenny Kent, Education Officer at Foxburrow
Farm on 01394 380113 or email
Footsteps of the Future
An education for sustainability project available at all Suffolk Wildlife Trust centres
for Key Stage 2 & 3.
is an exciting education for sustainability programme working with
young people to develop understanding of sustainable development and
challenge them to apply ideas about living in a more sustainable way.
The day visit offers hands-on activities focussing on:
Renewable Resources – using solar panels and making
solar boats. Measuring the power of the wind, using model wind turbines
and making decisions about their location.
Water and Waste Management - A water challenge and
water conservation game, finding out about water usage and saving water.
Sorting your rubbish: recycling, composting and sustainability.
Food miles - where does your food come from? Look at
country of origin, calculate food miles and compare carbon usage of
different methods of travel. Plant a fruit or vegatable seed to reduce
your food miles.
For more information on our Footsteps of the Future programme or to book a visit contact:
Jenny Kent – Foxburrow Farm – 01394 380113
Cathy Smith – Redgrave and Lopham Fen – 01379 688333
Emma Kerridge – Lackford Lakes – 01284 728706
Oliver Moore – Carlton Marshes – 01502 564250