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Educational Visits

 

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 : Geography

Agriculture.

Soils.

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 

Ecosystems.

Food chains, food webs , nutrient cycling.

The carbon cycle and climate change.

Agriculture and a sustainable food supply.

Food miles, local sourcing, food choices.

Soils.

Biodiversity.

Fieldwork opportunities .

For more information or to book a pre-visit please contact education@westtownfarm.co.uk or phone 01392 811257

Also on the farm are OrganicARTS  who can be contacted for educational visits for Key stage 1 and 2. Please contact them for more information. www.organicarts.org.uk

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