If you’re looking to start running school visits on your farm or want to improve what you can offer, LEAF Education is here to help.
Knowing how to start hosting educational visits on your farm can be daunting but we’re here to help. From ensuring safety to designing the experiences, our resources and training give you the tools and knowledge you need to provide excellent educational experiences on the farm.
Our training materials, courses, tailored advice and support will help get you started, expand what you can offer, build your confidence and ensure you’re ready to host visits that inspire the next generation. Plus, LEAF Education offers a number of ways to test the waters and develop your skills before taking the leap to hosting full farm visits.
How to get started with hosting children & young people on your farm
Key things you need to think about
Plan talks gauged at the right level for any age group
Prepare for those awkward questions
Tailor visits to different school age children or to a variety of care farming clients
Prepare risk assessments
Practical considerations such as hygiene, managing pupils and working with teachers
Our expert Regional Education Consultants (RECs) can deliver training, connect with schools and partner and provide support as you explore how to get involved.
Every year, millions of people interact with animals on premises likes yours. The Code of Practice has been produced by the industry and provides guidance for owners, operators and managers of such premises.
Although this is aimed at teachers, it contains a great deal of information in the form of resources, places to visit and people to ask with regard to food, farming and the countryside. Once you are established, you can register your location for free on the Countryside Classroom website.