Horticulture and Aquaponics Day Trips
Educational content: Farmer Gow’s Education & Smart Greens UK
February - December
Key Stage 2
A Horticulture and Aquaponics programme, to educate and inspire pupils studying food, diet, plants, natural and food sciences, particularly focusing on workshops suitable for children at Key Stage 2.
Smart Greens UK adopts a practical cross-curriculum and STEM education approach using traditional growing and a commercial-scale Aquaponics system, as the basis for teaching and pupil engagement. Our teaching has particular relevance to the core competences and the framework of skills and knowledge around food, diet and physical activity that include the School Food Plan and the Eatwell Guide.
In respect to fresh produce, we answer the questions
- Where does our food come from?
- How does it grow?
- In a changing world, is our approach to fresh food changing?
A school/group day trip includes the following workshops:
- How does your garden grow?
- Get to know your vegetables
- Plants need feeding
- Vegetable Hunt
- Ask & Taste