Here at West Town Farm we offer FREE educational visits, thanks to funding from Natural England and their environmental stewardship scheme. We can only offer this to school pupils aged 7-16 years old.
We really want visitors to understand the natural environment, why it's important, how it works and how to protect it. Our educational visits provide this understanding through a variety of age-appropriate activities.
With support from Natural England we can offer FREE educational visits for schools (Key Stage 2 - 4), all we ask is:
• At least six pupils per visit
• At least two hours per visit
• Education is about food, farming and environment.
With our working farm as your classroom, we can work with you to offer activities that are tailor-made to your curriculum needs:
Key stage two : Geography
Where food comes from.
Key stage two : Science
Living things and their habitats.
Key stage three :
How humans affect the environment.
How human activity relies on natural systems.
We have cattle, sheep, pigs and chickens, as well as a stream and woodland. Plus lots of grassland!
We also have experienced staff, a classroom , toilets and an undercover lunch space.
The farm is part of the environmental stewardships initiative and we have a farm trail with interpretation boards.
We know how important education is and can offer a unique and enjoyable educational experience.
We can tailor the content of the visit to suit the specific needs of your curriculum.
Key stage three : Science
Relationships in an ecosystem.
GCSE : Geography and Science
Food chains, food webs , nutrient cycling.
The carbon cycle and climate change.
Agriculture and a sustainable food supply.
Food miles, local sourcing, food choices.
Fieldwork opportunities .