Children from Blaen-y-Maes Primary School, Swansea, visited Ty Tanglwyst Farm, Bridgend, in November. They enjoyed visiting the cowshed, the bottling unit and the young calves, a new experience for city children. Thank you to Rhys Lougher for hosting the visit, and to Tesco who funded it. The visit was organized by FACE Cymru in association with the Botanic Garden.
Using large aerial photographs of Monmouthshire, children from Llanfoist Primary school mapped local food production at the Abergavenny Food Festival in September. The event was organized by Organic Centre Wales.
The Dyfi Biosphere Education Group has produced a new schools pack for 2012, supported by the Countryside Council for Wales. It includes FACE food and farming activities for KS2 and KS3. The pack is also available on the National Grid for Learning website under ESDGC: view Food mapping resources.
Schools are welcome to visit this site between Cardiff and Newport, where children can feed the animals, play with the diggers and enjoy a day out. See www.cefnmablyfarmpark.com
Our Welsh Farm are organizing activities on 23-27 January for Farmhouse Breakfast Week, including workshops for making bread, granola and cereal bars with community members and local schools. They will be encouraging people to use local farm produce.
You can follow them on Twitter: @ourwelshfarm
Markets were held last year at two schools in Anglesey, as part of a project organized by Organic Centre Wales and the Soil Association.