LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) Education work with young people to inspire and enable sustainable farming.
The residential visit was the culmination of a research study of 2,500 young people hosted by LEAF Education in partnership with McDonald’s UK and Harper Adams’ School of Sustainable Food and Farming.
Laurus Ryecroft students were among 60 young people from five secondary schools invited from the study.
During their stay, the group learned about the agri-food industry as well as discovering the opportunities in Higher Education.
They were especially thrilled when they had a surprise visit from HRH The Duchess of Edinburgh, LEAF’s Honorary President.
The Duchess spoke to students from Laurus Ryecroft about their future career aspirations before they got involved in some high-tech agri-food sessions.
Over the two days, they covered a variety of topics:
- Food Science and Sensory Analysis
- Conscious Consumerism
- Engineering and Technology in Food Production
- Animal Health and Veterinary Science
- Diversity and Inclusivity
These sessions were led by lecturers from Harper Adams University, LEAF Education consultants and current undergraduates of the McDonald’s Progressive Young Farmers programme.
Their feedback on the sessions forms part of the research into how best to deliver the education of Food Production and Environmental Sustainability.
We’d like to thank LEAF Education and all partners for inviting us to join them for this unforgettable experience!