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Using the Outdoors to deliver Sustainability topics
Thursday, 23 September 2010 10:49

FACE LogoFree Training Day - Thursday 21 October 2010. Cobble Hey Farm & Gardens, Near Garstang, Preston.

This training day is offered in association with Farming and Countryside Education (FACE), Cobble Hey Farm and Gardens and Natural England.

Using the great outdoors as a classroom is a fantastic way to inspire young people. Farms and other outdoor spaces can really capture the imagination and the attention of children. A whole range of curriculum areas can be delivered in the outdoor classroom but increasingly sustainability topics are becoming important themes which underpin all areas of learning.

This training day is suitable for any teacher, farmer or outdoor education provider who wants to improve their knowledge of sustainable topics and how these themes can be related to outdoor activities and farm visits.

Farm visits form part of Natural England’s “One Million Children Outdoors” programme which aims to introduce one million school age children to the natural environment www.naturalengland.org.uk/millionchildren

Farming and Countryside Education (FACE) is a charity which works with schools and farms to allow children the opportunity to learn about food, farming and the countryside.

Cobble Hey Farm and Gardens is an award winning, family run farm set in the beautiful Claughton area. There are various animals on the farm depending on the time of year and the landscaped gardens offer a tranquil area to relax and unwind. The farm works hard to promote sustainable farming practices and actively encourages school visits. The farm owner is also a practicing secondary school teacher.

 

Download the programme and booking form.