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Learning Outside the Classroom: Farm Visits CPD
Tuesday, 04 May 2010 10:47

Learning Outside the Classroom: Farm VisitsA one day course to enable you to achieve cross curricula learning outside the classroom through farm visits.
9th & 30th June 2010 - Manor Farm, Guilford Road, Wooton, Dorking, Surrey.

 

This course supports capacity building among teachers and student teachers as the government implements its new initiatives in the national curriculum – compulsory outdoor learning for Foundation and KS1 children, and the
promotion of outdoor learning throughout primary education.

 

This one day course will include:
• A visit to a diverse farm to demonstrate a range of potential activities
• A demonstration of curriculum links between onfarm activities and national curriculum
• Training in health and safety issues regarding farm visits: risk assessments, pre-visits, information for parents, appropriate clothing and equipment
• Discussion of schools insurance, staff student ratio, and other requirements for preparation for visit
• Information on how to identify suitable farms near schools
• Information on sources of supportive funding for school visits.
• An opportunity to share thoughts and experience with other primary teachers

 

Venue:

Manor Farm is a 3,000 acre traditional mixed farm in Wotton, situated between Dorking and Guildford in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Arable crops such as maize, oats and wheat are grown and over 1,000 beef cattle are reared each year. The farm has a number of wildlife walks, an archeological site, and is home to pigs and chickens.

Manor Farm is fully accredited as suitable for school visits through the Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme (CEVAS).
Address: Manor Farm, Guilford Road, Wooton, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6QF

 

Cost:

£105 per person
Includes tea & coffee, lunch and transportation to and from Dorking station.

 

For more information or to book please contact Elise Toogood Tel.
0208 4172606 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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