Free Farm Visits for Primary School Children
Talons is based on a farm, near Looe in Cornwall. Working alongside the farmer, we have been successful in applying for a grant to fund free farm visits for primary schools (Key Stages 1 & 2). The funding is from The Rural Payments Agency as part of their Educational Access scheme. This scheme ‘allows for school pupils to visit the farm to learn, understand and become engaged with farming and the environment’.
The farm keeps a flock of sheep, some alpacas, two Shire Horses and a Clydesdale (predecessors to the tractor!) and chicken and ducks, alongside the less traditional inmates of the Talons’ sanctuary. The focus of the free farm visit for primary schools will be very much on conservation and the environment, with plenty of fun games and activities, together with the obligatory ‘meet and greet’ with some of the animals.
There is so much to see and do on your farm visit:-
- Meet and learn about the farm animals. Who lives on the farm and why?
- Visit our large pond, full of water dwelling creatures, for pond dipping fun. Who lives in the pond?
- There is a ‘hide’ for bird spotting. What can you see flying in the sky?
- Hedgerow detectives. What lives in the hedges, and why are hedges so important?
- Wildlife encounters. There are some very special residents to meet and learn about.
- Games and activities for fun learning.
Free farm visit for primary schools information
- Visits open to primary schools – Years 1 to 6.
- We actively welcome pupils with learning disabilities, and will do everything we can to accommodate any child with a physical impairment. There are no age restrictions for these groups.
- The farm is near Looe (SE Cornwall), and is open from May to October for the free primary school visits.
- The visits are fully funded but the school is responsible for the cost of transport.
- Due to a very narrow access lane, a minibus is the largest passenger vehicle we can accommodate.
- There is a maximum of 25 pupils per visit.
- Children must bring their own food and drink.
- Sensible outdoor clothing, with sturdy shoes must be worn.
- We are fully insured and DBS checked.
- We would advise that the organising teacher visit us beforehand to confirm arrangements, and undertake a risk assessment.
Please contact us for any enquiries, or to make a booking.
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