Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing our planet. Farmers are some of the most affected by the extreme weather brought about by global warming but they also have amazing potential in the battle to fight it; many already are.
NFU Education really want to open the eyes of pupils to how integral food and farming are to their day to day lives and give them an exciting, real life concept to explore the science behind our climate. This is where their new competition – Farmvention: Climate Superheroes – comes in!
British farming is committed to achieving Net Zero by 2040 and they’re looking for inspiration from the next generation of STEM superstars to help with creating innovations and inventions to assist in reaching this goal.
Farmvention (when farming meets invention) is a national STEM competition run by NFU Education and aimed at children aged 5 – 14 (school years 1 -9) in England and Wales. It can be entered individually or as part of a team or class.
This year, the challenge is all about the problems that climate change creates for British farmers and how they are fighting it to become Climate Superheroes.
The competition is supported by four inspiration hubs: Technology, Soil & Plant Health, Renewable Energy and Sustainable Food. Each hub contains Association for Science Education accredited teaching resources as well as interactive 3D tours of our own climate superheroes’ farms (ideal at the moment while school trips can be difficult)!
NFU Chief Education Manager, Josh Payne, runs us through 7 reasons why you should be planning to enter…
Individuals, teams, and classes do not need to ‘sign up.’ You can get started with the competition in your own time, and when you’re ready, submit your entry on the Farmvention website here.
Entries to the competition have to be submitted on or before the 31st May 2021!