September 2007
Farmers Weekly;9/7/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 10, p41
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The article focuses on the School Farms Network established in 2003 in Great Britain. The network involves 64 schools running their own farms. The new teacher resource called Get Your Hands Dirty offered by the network provides advice to teachers on growing plants and caring for animals through a combination of printed and on-line materials. Co-ordinator Ian Egginton-Metters states that the hands-on nature of learning offered by the network helps young people who are not satisfied with normal classroom teaching methods.


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