With a grant received from the Ernest Cook Trust we will be developing in 2016 an education programme for school children, students and families, to learn from our farm, which is an example of Biodiversity at work. The Programme will link with the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 National curriculum in the Science trend, to attract groups of children from local schools. For this, Tolhurst Organic has joined, as a Farm Member, the Farming And Countryside Education agency FACE and will undergo CEVAS training.
The Farm Trail and Treasure Hunt will be designed to encourage members of the public, families with children, to take on self-guided farm walks. The trail will be supported by maps, information sheets and on-farm signs. Children will be able to spot the treasure points and self-award points and “future farmer” passports at the end of the walk. Tea & coffee will be available from the kitchen.
This will provide learning opportunties to for land-based learning for children and youth.
To be launched in May 2016.