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School Visits

We aim to make every school visit to The Community Farm a fun and fruitful learning experience.

Through school visits, we help children to better understand where their food comes from, to discover how it is grown, and to appreciate the importance of healthy eating.

Our education partner, Earthwise, coordinates and leads school visits to the farm and welcomes primary, secondary and pre-school groups.

A visit to The Community Farm not only encourages a greater awareness about food and healthy eating but it can also provide a captivating and memorable way to learn a wide range of curriculum subjects in context.

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Activities

We offer a whole programme of outdoor learning experiences at the farm for children of all ages. Whether you are interested in sustainability, how food is grown, healthy eating, habitats or even climate change, The Community Farm is the perfect place to explore all of these topics through hands-on learning.

Our field-to-fork visits are particularly popular and give children the opportunity to explore where their food comes from, how it is grown and even get their hands dirty harvesting their own vegetables to prepare a seasonal snack! By exploring the variety of wildlife habitats on The Farm we can also find out how some creatures help us to grow our food organically.

We work with teachers to tailor your day trip to complement what you are exploring in school.

For more information about Earthwise Farm Visits please click here.

Staff

Our education partner, Earthwise, coordinates and leads our school visits, along with the support of volunteers. Claire Rosling from Earthwise has been leading visits to the farm for over 9 years. She is CEVAS trained, Forest School Leader qualified, a certified Climate Change educator, First Aid trained, DBS checked and Food Safety trained.

Facilities

Most of the day will be spent out in the fields. However, in the event of bad weather, we have an outdoor shelter and yurt. Toilets and hand-washing facilities are available on site.

Cost

We are currently offering a limited number of discounted school visits at £6 per child for a full day (usual price is £8). An additional 40p per child applies for for Field to Fork visits to cover the cost of crops harvested.

Our day trips generally run from 10am to 3pm. However we are flexible with this and can arrange times to suit your requirements.

We very much welcome you to visit The Community Farm with your school group. For more information and to book please visit the Earthwise website:

https://www.getearthwise.co.uk/schools/food-farming/

or email enquiries@getearthwise.co.uk