From a teaching point of view, the real beauty of a farm visit is that you can use your surroundings to teach so much of the National Curriculum, from science and geography, to literacy and art.

Just a few curriculum-linked ideas include:

  • Using the landscape to generate creative writing and artistic ideas
  • Conservation studies and finding out how farming has shaped our landscape
  • Using nature to teach numeracy, such as carrying out a tree survey
  • Finding out about rural history
  • Learning about healthy eating and why it matters
  • Learning more about nature and wildlife