The Bayer-LEAF Education Awards celebrate the very best of agricultural education initiatives on-farm, in the classroom, or online.
Innovative Learning Award
The Innovative Learning Award recognises a farm demonstrating innovative work with schools encouraging an understanding of and interest in current farming practices. Whether that’s utilising technology, thinking creatively about showing modern, sustainable farming or raising awareness of on-farm innovation. We are looking for an outstanding farm education initiative that really showcases modern sustainable farming.
Primary School Partnership Award
If you know a farm that has built and continues to build a successful relationship with primary schools (5-11 year olds) and makes a valuable and sustained contribution to school life, both on and away from the farm, then consider nominating them! We are looking for creative partnerships that are making real and lasting differences to young children’s understanding of farming and where their food comes from.
Secondary School Partnership Award
The Secondary School Partnership Award shines a spotlight on a farm business that has gone out of its way to build a successful relationship with one or more secondary schools (11-18 years old). We are looking for a farm business that is working with young people in new and imaginative ways to engage them with farming and helping to ignite their interest in the natural world. We’ll be looking for projects that are making a valuable and sustained contribution to school life on and away from the farm.
Young Inspirational Communicator Award
Brand new this year, the Young Inspirational Communicator Award recognises an individual (between the ages of 18-35) that engages with young people to open their eyes to the world of farming, what it delivers, and why it matters using digital tools to do so. Chosen through a public vote, we are looking for an outstanding individual who is making a difference to how young people view farming and its role in their everyday lives through innovative digital methods. We will be looking for exciting and innovative projects that are addressing a particular educational challenge, or knowledge gap.
Nominations for this year’s Bayer-LEAF Education awards are now CLOSED.
All shortlisted entries will be notified by the 21st June 2019 and category winners will be announced in November 2019. We look forward to recognising all those people and projects doing exceptional work to inspire young people about food and farming.