It’s not Aldi, Asda or Morrisons! Children can spend a full or half a day finding out where their food really comes from. A visit to the farmyard is always fun and children can make a range of foods from natural sources. They can plant their own or if the time of year is right come and help harvest the crops.
On arrival one of our tutors will welcome your group to the Centre and go through the schedule for the day, learning objectives and health and safety issues.
Usually led by centre teacher and the day can be tailored for ½ or full day itinerary.
- Visit the farmyard and roundhouse to look at the herd of Lincoln Red cattle
- Return to the classroom to make cheese and/or butter.
- Walk to the walled garden where activities include:
- Making own bio-degradable plant pots and planting their own vegetable seeds to take home or back to school.
- Weeding, preparing, planting or harvesting a crop of vegetables in the allotment.
- Harvesting apples or using own apples to use to make own fruit juice.
- Walk out to the surrounding fields to look at the crops growing and discuss how they arrive in your shops.
- Grind own wheat seeds to make flour.
- Walk back to the classroom.
Key learning outcomes
- Discover new locations and learn outside
- Understand where your food comes from
- Learn a range of techniques used to make food
- Learn about farm animals and crops
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Some outdoor clothing and footwear is available at the Centre but please ensure children are dressed warmly with suitable waterproof outerwear. Please dress for the weather. Detailed activity sheets will be provided at the centre for group’s self-leading sessions. Please note all activity programmes may vary depending on number of pupils and their needs, length of visit and weather conditions.