When you are in school there is the opportunity to engage the pupils with some hands on activities which can be run in collaboration with your talk. This helps makes the visit more memorable.
There are a range of simple activities you can undertake. If you are looking to undertake any food based activities please make sure you let your local coordinator know so that they can ensure the relevant risk assessment is in place.
To help enthuse young children about food and farming the RHET network has a series of early year boxes. These boxes are full of props, toys and books to help teachers teach in school.
They are usually left in school for a week or two to give the teacher the opportunity to fully utilise the contents. These boxes can be used in place of or to supplement a classroom talk.
You can view more information here.