Children can learn about nutrition, marketing and profit as well as using practical skills says Jennie Devine…
These projects have been designed to take children through each stage of setting up a farm shop business: considering seasonality when deciding which crop to grow, growing their own ingredients, considering nutrition when designing their recipes, using market research to test their ideas out with potential consumers, working within a budget when buying additional ingredients, learning knife skills when making their products, calculating expected profit, designing responsible packaging and much more.
What they’ll learn
Calculating with money and working within a budget
Key objectives from the science curriculum, presented in an engaging context
Food provenance and the importance of seasonality
An age-appropriate introduction to simple business concepts
This download includes the full lesson plan and accompanying resources.
Jennie Devine is a former primary teacher and maths leader. She is the education officer for NFU Education and the author of Farming STEMterprise resources. Find out more at nfueducation.com and on Twitter at @NFUEducation.
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