We are very passionate about our farm at Reddish Vale High School. Research suggests that School Farms and outdoor activities can have a beneficial impact on the physiological health of pupils. The physical tasks of food growing and animal care contribute to a broader understanding of the range of ways of staying active. Pupils enjoy having access to fresh air and outdoor spaces, and evidence shows that they take greater responsibility for their own health.
Approximately 116 schools have farms in the UK and they provide an outdoor classroom experience and for use as a resource to encourage social, personal and therapeutic development through children learning how to look after the farm animals and undertake farm duties, whilst also enriching and enhancing learning and attainment across the curriculum.
Pupils have the opportunity to study BTEC in Animal Care and also develop entrepreneurial skills planting fruit, vegetables and flowers.
Young people need to be fully aware of the world around them and have the understanding of the ‘field to fork’ process with food. Farms develop links to lots of subjects and can really enhance learning.We love our farm and our animals, we would like extend the pleasure it gives to our school to our community. We welcome visits from the community, and schools and would be very happy to explore bespoke packages that ensures full enrichment to all who visit us. Please contact our Farm and Pupil Support Supervisor Rory Andrews firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to get involved.