Children may have just returned to school, but a new grant will help savvy teachers to get them out of the classroom and into the paddock.
NSW Farmers and the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment have teamed up to deliver the Kids to Farms program, and now there are $1,500 grants on offer to help primary school teachers to add a farm excursion to the curriculum, after a long period of at-home learning.
NSW Farmers Young Farming Council Member, and local Eugowra school teacher, Charlotte Groves said the Kids to Farms program has been popular since its April 2021 inception, with more than 400 students experiencing a real working farm, or a farm classroom experience, or ‘incursion’ last year.
“Basically, the program is all about exposing young students to farming so they understand food and fibre production and are aware of the opportunities in the sector,” Ms Groves said.
“Schools will be looking for something new and engaging for their students after long COVID-19 lockdowns, and we’re saying look no further than a farm excursion through Kids to Farms. “
The Kids to Farms program has been extended to June 2023. To find out more, visit www.kidstofarms.com.au.