Tractors meet future engineers

May 2006
Farmers Weekly;5/19/2006, Vol. 144 Issue 20, p85
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the campaign Tractor Goes to School which is being spearheaded by the trade body representing dealers in a bid to generate interest in engineering among primary schoolchildren in Great Britain. Teachers plan lessons around the visit and children can experience and understand the machines and their role in food production. According to BAGMA director general Ian Jones, it is easier to take a tractor to a school than a class of children to a farm.


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