Farm visits – the great outdoor classroom
Using the great outdoors as a classroom is a fantastic way to inspire young people. By mixing fun with learning, a trip to a farm can be an incredibly exciting and motivating experience for children.
Farm visits form part of Natural England’s One Million Children Outdoors programme, which aims to introduce one million school-age children to the natural environment.
Uncleby Education Centre was visited by HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH the Duchess of Cornwall in July 2013. The centre is a brand new facility offering stimulating outdoors learning to school children.
What is involved?
Farms can be an inspirational environment that can really capture the imagination – and the attention – of children.
Pupils of all ages can benefit from fun and educational activities led by farmers. These activities can help children learn about food production, the environment, wildlife and how farmers help with nature conservation.
Visits are free, all schools need to do is pay for their own transport.