School and Club Visits to Hazeldene Farm

School visits to Hazeldene FarmWe are very pleased to be able to offer school visits to our farm under the Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme (CEVAS)

 

A visit to our farm allows pupils to see how a modern farm works—in an enjoyable and safe environment.

Please contact us for a teacher's pack.

 

What is Farming?

Farming is the age old practice of producing crops and livestock for food, fuel and fibre. The origins of human civilisation are closely linked to the development of farming when primitive hunter gatherers were gradufally replaced by farmers producing the first domesticated plants and animals.

The UK produces 70% of the feed we need, the rest coming from other parts of the world. So farming is the first and very important link in the chain that brings the food to the shops and on to our plates.

Farming has created the landscape that we see around us. The hedges and walls that divide the fields, the trees and bushes that produce our fruit, all different colours and shapes.

Farming and Wildlife

By carrying out activities such as cutting hedges and planting trees, farmers can do so much to look after much of the wildlife in the countryside.

DEFRA provides advice and funding through agri-environment schemes to encourage farmers to follow methods that enhance the landspace, encourage wildlife, protect resources and improve opportunities for enjoying the countryside through access.

By conserving our countryside in this way we also play our part in the international agreement to maintain the natural diversity of animals and plants throughout the world.

The Countryside Classroom

The countryside offers an invaluable teaching resource. The visit can be used to teach all aspects of the curriculum through learning about farming and the countryside. We have produced an information pack which will give teacher's ideas to inspire pupils to get the most out of a visit.

Call us on 01494 783501 and ask for a teacher's pack