The Farm is an educational facility used by the schools popular Young Farmers Club who work towards yearly shows and events. Teaching pupils about Environmental and Conservation issues the farm also incorporates Science, Geography, English and Maths subjects when using the facilities.
The Farm is also open to the community, for educational or pleasure visits and on open days such as the popular lambing days in the spring.
Animals on the Farm
The farm, which is one of the few working school farms in the country, has many animals including: calves, reared from 10 days old, sheep, pigs, and goats. It also has a dedicated small animal care education centre with rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas and tortoises.
Learning Opportunities & Curriculum links
The Farm resources can be used in all subjects within the curriculum. Our new conservation area offers lots of learning opportunities within Science and Geography, particularly in topics such as growing, plants, mini beasts and sunlight.
We can provide information, such as costings and weight gains for maths related topics and topics within the Citizenship subject can be particularly focused on with basic needs of animals, general care and responsibility.
Learning Outside the Classroom
We are pleased to announce that the Farm has been re-awarded the quality mark Learning Outside the Classroom – this award recognises the quality of education the Farm provides for our students and for the community through taught lessons, clubs, trips and visits and extra curricular activities.