Thanks to FACE for the news that school children across Lincolnshire saw a new addition to their playground when the ‘Tractors into Schools’ initiative returned last week. The project, which was launched in 2016 by the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society and the National Farmers Union, has returned for a second year to educate children on farming, food and where it all comes from. Hundreds of children enjoyed meeting a farmer, finding out about crops, animals and how our food is produced whilst enjoying seeing a tractor at close quarters.
Rosie Crust, Education and Development Officer for the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society said:
“Having a tractor in School is a really great learning experience for children. Even though we live in an agricultural county, still too many children have little or no understanding of what farmers do and what they produce. These are our future consumers, so it’s vitality important that we educate them on where their food comes from – whilst having fun at the same time.”