We have had over ten years experience of hosting day trips for local schools and are able to offer schoolchildren real "hands on" experience with farming and the countryside
As well as being a demonstration site for both the Soil Association and the Westcountry Rivers Trust we have a close working relationship with such organisations as English Nature, the RSBP, the Environment Agency, and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Past school visits have incorporated
- poultry feeding
- pond dipping
- sheep shearing
- cow weighing
- nature trail & trailer ride!
We are ideally placed to offer your school a field trip that would cover a wide range of elements from the National Curriculum, including Geography, Science, PSHE and Citizenship
The days are also great fun and the farm gives the children a real feel of space and freedom in a very safe environment
We will be open for school visits on most Wednesdays & Thursdays from May until October - contact us by phone or email to book your class in
There will be no charge to schools for field trips to South Penquite Farm for 2013!
- Research shows that children learn best through real life experiences. Taking learning beyond the classroom walls makes learning more memorable and appeals to different learning styles.
- Learning outside the classroom is known to contribute significantly to raising standards & improving pupils' personal, social & emotional development. It also contributes to the quality and depth of learning.
- Learning outside the classroom enables children to interact in new ways with their peers and adults, improving relationships between teachers and pupils, particularly with those students who are hard to reach in the classroom environment.
- OFSTED says that learning outside the classroom is crucial to delivering a broad and balanced curriculum.