Education on the Farm 

“We are very proud of the education that we provide on the farm. From primary school educational visits to bespoke primary and secondary courses and qualifications delivered, we are helping to create the farmers and agricultural workers of the future”.

Sara-Jane Hancock, Education Manager

Primary and Secondary Education

Education is at the heart of what we do on the farm. 

 

School children of all ages benefit from the time they spend learning about all aspects of farming and the countryside.

We have been successfully providing alternative educational provision on the farm for nearly 10 years.  We have particular success with pupils who:

  • are keen to pursue careers working on the land or in the farming industry

  • are more difficult to reach and who are not thriving in the school environment

  • have learning or behavioural issues

  • have autism or Aspergers

  • are non-attenders

  • are home-educated

 

All pupils benefit enormously from spending time on the farm each week.  Working with animals and being outdoors gives pupils a sense of responsibility and increases their confidence and self-esteem.  Their team-working and social skills are improved and this is reported to translate to a more positive experience when they are back in the school environment.

For more information of our bespoke Primary and Secondary education on the farm, please download our Education Leaflet and contact Sara-Jane Hancock, our Education Manager - shancock@riverbournecommunityfarm.org.uk

“Contact with the land and animals is good for the well-being of everyone. It gives young people in particular the opportunity to learn about caring and working with others as part of a team. It offers a chance to develop positive attitudes, a strong sense of purpose and feelings of achievement”

 

 Chris Gill, Education Director

Organised School Visits

We offer FREE educational farm tours for primary and secondary schools and nursery groups. 

 

These visits are usually for around two hours and are led by our volunteer Farm Leaders.  If you want us to cover a particular area of the curriculum please let us know and we will do our best to apply this to your tour.

 

To book an educational visit please email the farm office.

"A great opportunity to inspire young people to develop a love of practical outdoor work"

 

 Wiltshire Council SEND Worker

Meet the Education Team

Sara-Jane Hancock

Education & Marketing Manager

Lorna 

Gardner

Farm Tutor

Colin

Holton

Farm Tutor

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Cow Lane

Laverstock

Salisbury, SP1 2SR

01722 330667

Free to visit

Open every day

10am - 4pm

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Open 6 days

10am - 4pm

Closed Monday

01722 332749