Designed to provide a focal point for reviving interest in school-based farming and gardening, and the critical role farms in schools have in supporting the development of a holistic education approach, the conference will highlight the value of land-based education through keynote presentations, practitioner-focused sharing and practical workshops.
Where: Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester
When: Friday 28th June - Saturday 29th June 2019
For the third consecutive year the School Farms Network Conference and Awards will be held at the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester.
Whether you are a school manager, senior leader, governor or practitioner (teachers and parents) interested in providing hands-on outdoor learning environments to enhance teaching and learning, raise attainment, improve attendance and attention, and/or support pupils to access and succeed in a land-based future (scientist, vet, combine harvest driver, and hundreds of other low and high skill jobs), then this conference is for you
Sessions will be both practical, topical, and an opportunity for you to learn and contribute at the same time.
Friday 28 June:
09:00 Registration and Refreshments
10.00 Welcome and opening keynote: Helen Ward, Head of Engagement for Defra 25-year plan and Year of Green Action
11:15 Refreshments then Parallel Workshops
13:00 Lunch, exhibitions, networking
14:00 Afternoon keynotes
14:55 Parallel Workshop Sessions
16:15 Refreshment Break then Panel discussion/Q&A
17.00 Day 1 conference close
19:00 Gala Dinner, RAU Ambassadors talk and Awards Ceremony
Saturday 29 June:
09:30 Buses to Manor Farm Harnhill
10:00 Welcomes and Keynote from a school farm
10:45 Parallel Workshops sessions x 2
13:30 Buses to RAU Main Campus
13:45 BBQ lunch & Networking
14:30 Discussion: your needs and opportunities for school farms in the future
15.00 Conference close
Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
· Prices quoted do NOT include accommodation. Delegates need to book their own accommodation. There is a Premier Inn and Travelodge nearby. Other accommodation options can be found on booking.com, AirBnB, and expedia.co.uk.
June 28th, 2019 8:00 AM
June 29th, 2019 5:00 PM
The Royal Agricultural University Stroud Road
Gloucestershire Cirencester GL7 6JS United Kingdom