Jun 082016
 
Teachers enjoy fascinating insight into technology involved in food production

Teachers enjoy fascinating insight into technology involved in food production

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 developing for the new GCSE in Food Technology and Nutrition which features a large section on food provenance and sustainability.

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How tomatoes are grow in layers


The visit was the first in a series planned over the coming weeks as part of the “Discovering STEM links in the local food chain” project. The ‘Discovering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) project, supported by the Nineveh Trust 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 and where their local food is produced.
Learning about the science of keeping crops healthy

Learning about the science of keeping crops healthy

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