Aimee Gray, the Education Officer here at Agri Aware presented the latest of our Fun Friday webinars as part of the Dig In! programme for primary schools on Friday.
The latest episode in the Agri Aware Fun Fridays webinar series as part of Dig In! was on Beef. This interactive webinar featured special guest Sophie Bell where she answered lots of children’s questions all about life on a cattle farm.
This webinar from our Dig In! programme was on Horses. Aimee spoke about all different aspects of horses and horse care while Burt was the star of the show as he was tacked up as part of the video.
Number five of the Dig In! webinars was a very important topic on the the Environment, Climate Change, Biodiversity and the important role that farmers can play in maintaining wildlife habitats on their farms. There is a fun task to try at home. Make bird cakes to keep our feathered friends fed in the colder months.
The fourth in the Webinar series focussed on Fruit & Vegetables. The webinar looked at all of their uses and what we eat and can grow. There is even a fun task for the children to try at home. Make a spooky paper pumpkin for Halloween.
The third webinar was on Cereals with a fun and messy task for the kids to get stuck into making and decorating salt dough. While Aimee also delivered the third of out famous ‘Quiz Challenger’ questions. make sure to get all the ten answers to the ‘Quiz Challenger’ questions so your school can enter the prize draw to win a trip to Dublin Zoo.
Sheep was the theme for the second in the ten-part series that will run all the way to Christmas. The second Fun Fridays webinar built on the success of the first with over 4000 kids registered for the Sheep webinar. Make sure to catch the replay below.
Dairy was the theme for the first in the ten-part series that will be broadcast live at 11am every Friday for all the schools that signed up. Over 3600 tuned in last Friday with many more signed up since.
Webinar three is on CEREALS and will be live on Friday October 15th at 11.00 am, sign up HERE.
The series will run every week until Christmas with a variety of topics based on the Dig In! resources for primary schools.
“Dig In! Learning about Life on the Farm and Countryside” is an interactive agricultural curriculum designed for primary school students. Broken down into comprehensive topics, Dig In covers all different aspects of farming. These topics range from the Irish farmer, farm animals, healthy eating, food products and farm safety, to earth science, sustainability, food security and the European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
Dig In is divided into four modules according to levels of ability. Each module contains 20 ready-to-go lesson plans and corresponding activities! Furthermore, each lesson plan is linked to strands of the English, Math, Art, Drama, Science, Geography and SPHE curriculum.
We are delighted to announce that Dig In! will be brought to life this upcoming school term with weekly student webinars. These Fun Fridays webinars are ideally suited to 1st-6th class but younger classes are welcome to participate.
Alan Jagoe, Chairman of Agri Aware said at the launch of the programme: “We are delighted to launch Dig In! once again this year.
“The new digital element is a reflection of how education and delivery of education has changed since start of the pandemic.
“Agriculture has remained a crucial and constant supply of high quality food and produce and those are all highlighted in our resources for Primary Schools.
“Dig In! has been so important in maintaining a connection between young consumers and where their food comes from.”