C.H.E.F - Crowdys Hill Educational Farm
Every student at Crowdys Hill School has the opportunity to spend time working on the educational farm. Teachers also use the farm to help embed functional teaching across the curriculum.
Students in years 7 to 9 regularly go out to the farm in groups of two or three to learn about different aspects of animal care, both with our small animals and larger animals. They help with general care of the animals such as ensuring they have food and water, as well as mucking out stables and ‘poo picking’ the various fields. If the situation arises and students are willing to help then they can assist with any medical issues, which may range from cleaning minor cuts to helping to bandage a pony’s hoof.
In year 9 each class has a single lesson out on the farm every week known as rural studies. Students work towards targets in which they have to demonstrate knowledge and skills they have on the farm. These targets include leading an equine, walking an alpaca, naming tools, harvesting crops and mucking out.
Once students reach year 10 and 11 they can chose the farm as an option subject, this is known as land studies. Students again must demonstrate skills and knowledge as they work through units, but this time in a lot more depth. If the course is completed then the students can attain either a City and Guilds award, certificate or national diploma in Land Studies.
Every student at Crowdys Hill School has the opportunity to spend time working on the educational farm.
Teachers also use the farm to help embed functional teaching across the curriculum.
Date this page was last modified: 6 February 2019