HOME EDUCATION FARM CLUB - AFTERNOON SESSION 12.30-2.30pm 6 week block AGE 6-12
Our farm club is starting again for Home Educated children on Tuesday 3rd November to Tuesday 8th December, at Huxhams Cross Farm, Dartington, TQ9 6AA. Please note that parents are able to stay with their children please contact Rachel if you would like to do this. The afternoon session will run from 12.30pm - 2.30pm and costs £72 per child.
Our Farm Club leaders is Victoria Bryant, Vic is fully Forest School Level 3 trained and has a Certificate in Therapeutic Skills for Outdoor Leaders from the Therapeutic Forest CIC .
Our farm club/social forestry sessions are designed with a permaculture lens to inspire child friendly, sustainable education based on seasons, sustainability, the land including farm activities and woodland activities and is planned using a holistic pedagogy.
The Farm Clubbers will carry out a number of land based activities including planting, harvesting, cooking, exploring the farm and woodlands and whilst taking part in lots of fun activities they will learn about food, sustainability, permaculture, seasonality, as well as how to look after the chickens and cows, learn about wildlife in the woodlands and on the farm and how to look after the woodlands and the biodiversity/wildlife on the farm. Packing extra snacks, water bottles, appropriate clothing and sun cream, hats etc is essential. Children must bring their own cup to the sessions due to Covid 19.
We have a beautiful, safe and easily accessible site; nestled between the meadow and the soft fruit trees, where we will be running most of our activities. The site is safe and has a compost toilet, polytunnels, chicken coop, cows as well as running streams and planted vegetable areas.
The term runs for 6 weeks at a cost of £72 per child for a 2 hour session. We have space for 10 children age 6 - 12. If we do not fill all 10 spaces we regret that we would have to cancel all sessions and would offer you a full refund.
COVID 19 Information
We will be adhering to Government Guidelines and therefore we will be reducing the amount of participants attending Farm Club to enable us to maintain social distancing.
It is important that you read all of the following information carefully so that you know what to expect when you join us.
We are limiting numbers of participants on site so please check details
Do not come to the Apricot Centre if you or anyone in your household has symptoms of coronavirus
Do not come to the Apricot Centre if in the last 14 days you have had contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.
Follow latest government guidelines and keep a minimum of 2m between you and anyone who is not from your household
Wash your hands regularly throughout the day. We will provide a hand washing station for you to use when you arrive on site and when you leave the site. We will provide hand sanitizer throughout the day.
We regret that for the time being we will not share food but we shall provide drinks, please bring your own snacks.
If on occasion it is absolutely necessary to share/swap tools, we will ensure they are properly sanitised. We will also be sanitising tools at the end of each day.
Please keep your personal belongings together and with you throughout the day.
We want all our visitors feel comfortable and safe on site so please respect our new procedures regardless of your own feelings about social distancing/government guidelines, and do not take offence if we make gentle reminders about them throughout the day.
If you would like to read our full risk assessment in relation to coronavirus, we can provide it on request.
Q: What do I need to do as a parent?
A: Drop off your children... we don't expect you to stay with your child during Farm Club, however if you feel your child may benefit from your presence in the first instance please call Rachel on 07540445851 to discuss this.
Q What will Farm Club be like?
A. We will meet at the farm gate on the Rattery Road and then make our way to the farm club site, seeing what interesting things there are to look at and harvest on the way down. Depending on the season, we'll play games, learn forest skills, forage for food, cook on an open fire, and help with fun farm tasks such as collecting eggs from our lovely chickens.
Q. What should my child wear?
A. Please ensure that your child is dressed suitably for outdoor conditions, some areas of the farm are wet so wellies and long trousers are advisable.
Q How much does it cost?
A. The sessions are charged in 6 weeks blocks at £72 per block. There will be no other costs, all equipment provided.
Q Do I have to book?
A. Yes please, bookings are required
Q Do the children have to come every week or is it a drop-in?
A. Farm Club is booked in blocks. If your child misses a session we are regrettably unable to refund or offer a catch up session.