Our Vision

The Farmschool Object is dedicated to raising awareness in everyone, but particularly 8 – 18 year old school children of where their food comes from, how it is produced and how farmers preserve the environment.

We do this through hosting:

  • school  visits for primary and secondary schools
  • interest groups
  • overseas groups
  • farm open days
  • farmer to farmer meetings
  • facilitating knowledge transfer
  • careers days
  • business to business training

Background

We have hosted school visits for many years.  During that time we have seen firsthand the benefit of children learning in an outdoor environment.

Many of the children that visit our farm are spending a day in the countryside for the first time.  Prior to their visit a large proportion are unaware of the way that their food is produced, the lifecycles and seasons that determine how and what is grown and the importance of a vibrant and healthy countryside.

We are CEVAS accredited. Our education and reconnection contributions have received wide recognition. Working closely with FACE (Farming and Countryside Education)w ww.face-online.org.uk and LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming).  In 2015 we hosted more than 3500 school children through our Farmschool Programme and over 3000 visitors to our Open Farm Sunday event