So what is 5 A Day doing?

 
So what is 5 A Day doing?

Man with food….. The UK is now in the comfortable position of food security. This situation has given us the luxury of having certain expectations of our food but these can have an effect on the environment. Which of these should we be concerned about and what can we do about them? This section is

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Milk Food Story

 
Milk Food Story

The Milk Food Story A stand alone food story or part of our “Is 5 A Day Killing the Planet? teaching theme – available for FREE on our Teach.Discovering-Our-Countrysie VLE – go to FREE course now The Milk Food Story features the following videos viewable in video slider above – just use use arrows at side

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Fruit Veg Food Story

 
Fruit Veg Food Story

The Fruit and Vegetable Fresh Produce Food Story A stand alone food story or part of our “Is 5 A Day Killing the Planet? teaching theme – available for FREE on our Teach.Discovering-Our-Countrysie VLE – go to FREE course now The Fruit and Vegetables Fresh Produce Food Story features the following videos viewable in video slider above

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Food Story

 

The Beef Food Story [videogallery id=”BeefStory”] This is the second of four food stories based around the Eat Well Guide. Beef – for the beans, pulses, fish, eggs and meat section.  Cereals – for carbohydrates and starchy foods section  Fresh Veg – for the fruit and veg section Coming soon…. Dairy – for the dairy products

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Cereal Food Story

 
Cereal Food Story

The Cereal Food Story A stand alone food story or part of our “Is 5 A Day Killing the Planet? teaching theme – available for FREE on our Teach.Discovering-Our-Countrysie VLE – go to FREE course now The Cereal Food Story features the following videos viewable in video slider above – just use use arrows at side

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Beef Food Story

 
Beef Food Story

The Beef Food Story A stand alone food story or part of our “Is 5 A Day Killing the Planet? teaching theme – available for FREE on our Teach.Discovering-Our-Countrysie VLE – go to FREE course now The Beef Food Story features the following videos viewable in video slider above – just use use arrows at side

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Oct 112016
 
Farm visit by local children and s African exchange students

Pupils from Headlands School and Sibelius High School enjoyed a food story visit to a local farm then a farm shop The pupils form Headlands visited as part of the “Discovering STEM links in the local food chain” funded by the Nineveh Trust. The pupils from Sibelius High School in Cape Town, South Africa joined the

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Jul 242016
 
Year 7 Farm Visits

Year 7 Farm Trips In partnership with Robert Rook at Weighton Wold Farm, we had the opportunity to support and develop our Science curriculum in a commercial agricultural setting. Weighton Wold Farm is a real working farm which has been turned into an educational experience centre where students can meet the farmers and learn about

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Yorkshire Wolds Heritage

 

Heritage of the Wolds

Feeding a nation, Christmas harvests and farmers work

Preserving – memories, food and wool

Horse Power – then and now, Poo Cycle, Crop Cycle

Autumn Tasks, Victorian Villages, School’s Harvest

Bygone days, harvest and lambs

Landscape from Ice gives harvest for beast and man

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Jun 082016
 
Fascinating insight

Teachers enjoyed the ‘fascinating insight in how food is grown’ on a visit to Stockbridge Technology Centre where they saw how modern horticulture is using new LED technology to make the growing of tomatoes and other crops more sustainable. The teachers are going to add this new knowledge in the scheme of work they are

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14 March 2016 Science Week STEM Special

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Mar 112016
 
14 March 2016 Science Week STEM Special

The ABC of Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths in Food Production (ABC STEM in Food Production) has been produced for science week (13-22 March 2015) but it can be used at any time so don’t worry if your science week is already over flowing with science! This will give you a taste of the experience of having a farm yard in your classroom – but without the muck and without the smells!

The ABC STEM in Food Production gives the ABC’s of the part science, technology, engineering & maths play in modern food production. See how Bees, Cows, Digestion, Evolution, Fermentation….. Interactive screen and Lasers play a part in modern food production.

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GCSE Food preparation and nutrition

 
GCSE Food preparation and nutrition

Discovering Our Countryside is ideally placed to help you deliver the Food Provenance section of the exciting new GCSE.

Food provenance

Where and how foods are grown, reared, or caught and the primary and secondary stages of processing and production.
How processing affects the sensory and nutritional properties of ingredients.
The impact of food and food security on the environment, local and global markets and communities.

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Peas

 
Peas

Peas or more specifically vining peas or grown to produce frozen peas that we all know and love. These peas are grown on contract to companies such as Birds Eye who produce frozen peas. They give the farmer very specific instructions about growing the crop such as when to sow the seeds. This is to ensure that the harvest can be managed so the peas are harvested get to the factory and frozen within 90 minutes of harvest thus freezing in their sweetness

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Nov 072015
 
Discovering STEM links in local food chain

Encouraged by our recognition as ‘Inspiring Educators’ in the Bayer FACE 2015 Awards (Inspiring Educator) we now have another innovative project, the ‘Discovering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,  Mathematics) project is designed to allow local food producers and teachers to work collaboratively so they can support each other in educating pupils and their families as to how

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Tomatoes

 
Tomatoes

We have been following tomatoes through the season. Planted in December they are now being harvested. Here’s the videos of their growth. Thanks to Plant Raisers and Humber Growers for allowing us to film.

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May 292015
 
Discovering STEM links in local food chain

Teachers, from Hull and East Riding schools, have been inspired during their first visits to farms and local food producers as part of an innovative project in conjunction with Hull Tidal Teaching School and ‘Discovering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics). The project is designed to allow local food producers and teachers to work collaboratively

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16 March 2015 Science Week STEM Special

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Mar 152015
 
16 March 2015 Science Week STEM Special

The ABC of Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths in Food Production (ABC STEM in Food Production) has been produced for science week (13-22 March 2015) but it can be used at any time so don’t worry if your science week is already over flowing with science! This will give you a taste of the experience of having a farm yard in your classroom – but without the muck and without the smells!

The ABC STEM in Food Production gives the ABC’s of the part science, technology, engineering & maths play in modern food production. See how Bees, Cows, Digestion, Evolution, Fermentation….. Interactive screen and Lasers play a part in modern food production.

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Feb 282015
 
Erasmus Project with Hull Teaching School

A Hull National Teaching School leads the way with tripartite project to embed food and farming into the curriculum A leading Hull Primary School visited a North Yorkshire Agricultural and Horticultural Research Station for the launch of a pioneering project that will inform teachers to educate and enthuse pupils about the food on their plates.

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September Seasonal Food

 

With the curriculum focusing on pupils having to understand where food comes from, its seasonality and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed this section of the Discovering-Our-Countryside website will help them learn what food is ‘in season’ and available for harvested each month Here are some foods which are ready for harvest in August and some dishes you can enjoy them in.

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August Seasonal Food

 

With the curriculum focusing on pupils having to understand where food comes from, its seasonality and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed this section of the Discovering-Our-Countryside website will help them learn what food is ‘in season’ and available for harvested each month Here are some foods which are ready for harvest in August and some dishes you can enjoy them in.

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