Children design agricultural products in NFU comp

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Sschool children are invited to design their own food and agricultural products in a competition organized by the NFU.

The “Farmvention” competition between schools was launched before the next school year to give teachers time to plan, but applications will not be open until September 6th.

According to the NFU, the competition will get students thinking about the daily challenges farmers face in Britain, while also engaging them in STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and math.

Participants can design one of three things: a tractor of the future; an environment for a flock of 100 laying hens; or a new snack product that uses one or more of the following UK foods: milk, beef, beets and oats.

Each challenge will be supported by program-related resources created by the NFU in partnership with the Association for Science Education (ASE).

The winning school will be announced in the House of Commons during UK Science and Engineering Week, with the chance to win the grand prize experience of turning the school into a farm for the day.

Other prizes for shortlisted schools include full farm tours, £ 600 to spend on robotic school supplies, data logger packs and chef visits to the school.

NFU President Minette Batters said, “Farmvention is a great opportunity for children to get involved in the national program in a new and exciting way, and at the same time to learn where and how their food is. produced.

“Every day UK farmers and growers face many challenges, so an important part of the Farmvention competition is to think about potential ways to overcome them.

She added: “It’s really exciting when you think about the skills and knowledge that can be developed from this competition and I can’t wait to see what the young British inventors come up with.”


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