Schools & Youth Groups

There are huge benefits to learning outside the classroom, and Trill Farm offers a perfect setting to do this. Using the farm as a classroom is a great way to inspire young people and an educational visit here can be an exciting, motivating and confidence building experience for students of all ages.

 

Setting 

We have 300 acres to explore with woodlands, hills, species rich meadows, arable fields, permanent pasture, streams and ponds. The way we look after our land ensures we have plenty of wildlife in these habitats that we can observe and learn from, as well as our livestock, including cattle, sheep and poultry.

 

As well as our natural environment, we have a carpentry workshop, teaching kitchen, soap making facility and a market garden, which all provide fantastic opportunities for hands on learning, from making wooden tractors to picking and cooking the freshest produce possible.

 

Activities

We provide a range of educational opportunities and work with the group leaders during a pre-visit to design a bespoke programme for each school visit, linking in to your specific learning objectives. We can cater for half day visits through to residential stays and we can adjust our activities to ensure they are relevant from Early Years to A – Level, or for non-formal education visits from groups such as scouts.

 

Examples of what we offer are:

- Life on the farm – learning how food is produced and what is required to get it on to our plates

- Caring for animals – meeting and feeding the animals, learning how we keep them healthy and happy

- Farm to fork – from growing and rearing through to cooking and eating

- Cooking – kitchen skills, baking, wood-fired pizza, healthy eating and nutrition

- Habitats, plants and animals – ecology, identification, adaptations and food chains

- Crafts – weaving, felting and beauty product making

- Bushcraft – shelter building, firelighting, foraging and outdoor cooking

- Outdoor adventure – camping, treetop ropes course, raft building and orienteering

- Woodwork – using your hands and natural materials to make products such as bird boxes and 3-legged stools

- Forest school – child led learning in the outdoors, combining elements of nature connection, craft, bushcraft and using tools.

 

Costs and staff

Many of the activities we are able to offer for free as we are supported by Natural England as part of our Environmental Stewardship Scheme and commitment to educational access. Other activities we charge for and the costs depend on precisely what you want to do as each day is tailor made to your requirements. As a guideline, cookery, woodwork and Forest School will cost around £60 - £90 for a half day session.

 

Our activities are led by fully insured and DBS checked CEVAS accredited staff. We conduct our own risk assessments and when we work with external tutors we ensure they are fully insured and certificated to run the activities.

 

Contact us to discuss your requirements and arrange a time to visit.