Food for Thought - New School Resources available on-line

Posted by Vicky Leech Youth and Education Advisor

27th Sep 2012

Where does our food come from? How is the climate changing what's on our plates? And, with a global population set to hit 9 billion by 2050, how will we ever manage to make sure everyone always has enough to eat? These are some of the questions school pupils in Wales are exploring through our new Food for Thought schools project

Where does our food come from? How is the climate changing what's on our plates? And, with a global population set to hit 9 billion by 2050, how will we ever manage to make sure everyone always has enough to eat?

With the new school year firmly underway these are some of the questions school pupils in Wales are exploring through our new Food for Thought schools project, as they are encouraged to learn, think and take action as active global citizens.

Using a snakes and ladders game pupils can find out about issues affecting small holder farmers in Malawi. In Geography lessons pupils can learn about the fairness issues in the purchase of land, in particular looking at land purchase for biofuels in Tanzania. The Science resources enable pupils to think about how climate change and the changes in weather affect diets in Ethiopia.

From fun and interactive cross curricular games, to coming up with ideas about how we can make a difference, the Food For Thought project provides fantastic opportunities for young people in Wales to make their mark. Personally I can't wait to hear about what young people get up to this school year!

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Youth and Education Advisor

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