We run a range of informal education activities for children and young people at the Farm including: Young Farmers, Get Farming, Piglets Club and Holiday Activities.
Volunteers (aged 18+) working with these projects assist the education team preparing activities, supporting the young people, getting hands on and creating fun, interesting and educational sessions. Experience with animals, gardening and crafts is useful, but FAR more important is a person who is enthusiastic, patient and supportive to our young people.
See below for more information about each specific project and any vacancies we are currently recruiting for:
Piglets Club is a free weekly club for tiny farmers. We partner with three children centres and run an open session for local families, engaging pre-school children in farm and nature activities that link to the national curriculum. Volunteers would need to commit to attending regularly on Thursdays from 10am-12:30pm. Vacancies, please apply below!
Get Farming! is a free weekly club for local children aged 8-11 years old. Members develop and maintain a vegetable growing area in the Farm, help with basic animal care routines and engage in environmental craft activities. The Club meets every Sunday throughout the year with two groups coming from 10am-12:30pm and 2pm-4:30pm. Volunteers would need to commit to attending regularly on Sundays from 10am-4:30pm. No current vacancies.
Young Farmers Club is a free weekly club for local children to get involved with all aspects of a working farm. Club members (aged 11-13) help with mucking out and caring for animals, maintain their own vegetable plot, learn about conservation as well as cooking and craft activities. The Club meets every Saturday throughout the year with two groups coming from 10am-12:30pm and 2pm-4:30pm. Volunteers would need to commit to attending regularly on Saturdays from 10am – 4:30pm. Vacancies, please apply below!
Holiday Activities are one-off sessions that enable young people aged 8-13 years old to get more involved in the Farm during the school holiday period. There are two main activities ‘Farm Club’ and ‘Bushcraft Club’. All sessions run from 10am-4pm, we also offer a Breakfast Club for working parents to drop their children off from 8:45am. The next holiday programme we deliver will be in February 2017. Vacancies, please apply below!