Agri Aware is launching its popular Incredible Edibles primary school programme to families to participate in during the current period of school closures and social distancing on Monday, April 6th.
Agri Aware is encouraging families to learn all about where food comes from and the importance of consumption of Irish fruit and vegetables, for a healthy balanced diet through its new Incredible Edibles Family Challenge!
From planting and reusing materials at home to learning facts and getting creative, Incredible Edibles Family Challenge is sure to educate and entertain all ages!
Any parent can sign up their children for free and on completion of the tasks, may be in with a chance to win some prizes, worth up to €175.
Parents are simply asked to take pictures of the worksheets provided for on the Incredible Edibles website and write a description on what they did for each task. There are also two levels to facilitate different abilities of learning - beginner and advanced.
Speaking about the new Incredible Edibles Family Challenge Agri Aware Executive Director, Marcus O’Halloran stated: “Agri Aware is delighted to launch our popular Incredible Edibles Family Challenge programme to primary school children and their families during this period of social distancing which is sometimes challenging, especially for young families.
“Due to the rise in popularity in gardening and growing Irish produce in recent weeks, we felt it was the right time to launch this new programme that is based on our well-known Incredible Edibles programme which over 1,000 primary schools have taken part in every year, for the last 12 years.
“We’d like to thank our patrons and sponsors for their support of Incredible Edibles Family challenge and dedication to Incredible Edibles down through the years.”
Agri Aware Chairman, Alan Jagoe added: "With a growing urban population in Ireland it is more important than ever that primary school children know where their food comes from and that Irish farmers play a huge role in producing the food that ends up in their lunchbox or on their dinner plate. If children learn this in primary school it gives them a greater appreciation and knowledge of Irish food and farming going forward throughout their lifetime."
To sign up to this free project, or for more information, parents can visit: