Archive for the ‘EDUCATION’ Category

Making an insect Hotel

On the 11th October Pat Croft our Entomology project leader and Mandy Hewick went to help local children build their own insect Hotel. The children had a wonderful time building and learning more about the  insects that will inhabit the Hotel.

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STC sponsors Young Garden Competition at the Harrogate Flower Show

Engineers view of Food Waste

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Enhance your primary science curriculum with outside learning visits to farms and the countryside.

We are currently looking for schools to take part in an exciting new project – read on for more…. provides regular video snapshots of life on the farm and in the countryside with a view to enhancing pupils knowledge of food production  and the biodiversity of the landscape of wildlife and plants.

We are now planning to extend this resource by running a pilot project to provide a topic for a limited number of  schools to follow which incorporates  farm visits  and updates of farm and countryside seasons via our regular videos. The new programmes will be aligned to the primary Science curriculum and have links to other curriculum areas such as Geography and Technology.

The food production will cover cereal crops, livestock and fruit and vegetables. The biodiversity mini beasts, bees, birds, trees and plants.

This programme is more intensive than our previous videos in that we hope to form stronger links between the farms and schools, in order to build the learning values and the relevance of food and landscape in the world as population and weather changes that will face our children over next 25/50 years.

We are currently looking for schools to take part in this exciting and innovative pilot project based around Cawood, Market Weighton and Great Hatfield.

For further details or to take part in the project contact Mark Thompson 07811296713

Let your class grow up with a farmyard and the countryside right in their classroom

Our first program of the Autumn Term is now available FREE on-line at simply use your log on and password.

Then your class can follow the farm yard and countryside right through the school year with our fortnightly short video blogs.

Each program is curriculum linked so even if you are not teaching a particular subject at the moment by watching these programs your class will already be building up their knowledge of plant life cycles, looking after animals or investigating their local area for examples.

This first program covers:

  • The harvesting of crops – shows farmers harvesting various crops such as cereals, potatoes and peas. It also shows how a combine harvester threshes the corn in one process.
  • The Harvesting of grass – Shows livestock harvesting grass to make milk for their offspring. Shows lambs being weighed to see if they are heavy enough for sending to market.
  • Investigating a local area- The Yorkshire Wolds – first in the heritage of the wolds series. This program shows how the wolds were formed by ice and water. It then outlines where the wolds actually are and ask pupils to start and look at their local area in preparation for following programs which will show how this might have changed and why.