The importance of the school farm in raising attainment. 1st - 2nd July 2011 - Minehead, Somerset.
School farms are undergoing a renaissance in the UK as recognition grows of their many positive benefits. Educational attainment has been shown to increase in schools where a farm is in operation. In addition to the strengthening of wellbeing and citizenship that outdoor team work generates, the farm can be used as a hands-on resource for all teachers.
In the past three years more than 20 schools have developed new farm units, with at least three times that number currently exploring how to start...and the interest is growing. If you rear animals, even a few hens, or think you might be interested, then this conference is for you!
Most school farms work with a full range of abilities, and all teachers can benefit from the use of the hands-on, real life learning environment that the school farm provides. Secondary, primary, PRUs and now nurseries are all looking to gain from rearing livestock on site.
Cost: £120 (plus VAT)
For conference enquiries:
Phone: 0117 923 1800
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