visits to real working farms
Each of our 18 Yorkshire Food Discovery (YFD) schools are being supported to take classes out to visit real working farms, giving them hands on experience of how and where food is produced. By visiting farms throughout the year children see what happens during each season and learn from working farmers about how animals and crops are cared for on their farms.
As part of our CPD programme we are offering "How to maker the most of a farm visit" events which are run at farms. These are available to staff from all schools to attend. See CPD training opportunities for more details.
Useful information for Yorkshire Food Discovery schools
Have a look at this farm visit information sheet for more information about how your farm visit will be organised.
Use this booking form to finalise the details of your farm visit.
Complete this claim form to claim back £125 towards your coach costs.
Here is the pre-visit form to complete when we visit the farm prior to your farm visit.
You will have the opportunity to fill in your own risk assessment on your pre-visit but here is the Country Trust's Generic Risk Assessment for your information
Here are some activities to download and use before or after a farm visit to enhance the experience:
Dos and don'ts on a farm visit is an introductory activity to do with your class before they visit a farm
Farm animals at Swillington is an activity using photos and clues to explore the animals kept at Swillington Organic Farm
Swillington timeline is an interactive activity which explores the history of Swillington Organic Farm, cut the photo cards out and sort them into chronological order.The pre-visit activity for New Hall Farm is a great way to introduce the children to to the e dYfarm before a visit and help thm get the most out of the day.
Here are some of the farms we are working with:
Tango Fawcett at White Quarry Farm, Stutton nr Tadcaster
Helen Rhodes at New Hall Farm, Ardsley nr Barnsleyh
David Lodge at Hazel House Farm, Methley, nr Leeds
Anna Longthrop at Anna's Happy Trotters nr Howden
Jo Cartwright at Swillington Organic Farm, nr Garforth
Caroline Newlands at Youlton Lodge - The Pizza farm, Tollerton, North Yorkshire
Diane Darley at the Balloon Tree Farm, Gate Helmsley, York
Chris and Jackie Woodall at Manor Farm, Ledsham, nr Leeds
The Ledston Estate,