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Work 2 Learn & Alternative Curriculum Placements

We offer placements in animal care, conservation, cooking, gardening, bushcraft and healthy cooking for primary and secondary aged children which are accredited by ASDAN.

These take place in small groups or on a 1:1 basis depending on need, with a strong emphasis on wellbeing and confidence building.

Animal Care

This course provides young people with an opportunity to: 

  • help care for animals and their welfare 
  • learn carpentry, fencing, conservation and other sustainable maintenance skills 
  • experience healthy social interactions within the group and with members the public 
  • weigh up benefits vs risks when looking at health and safety around the farm 

Tuesday Café

This course provides young people with an opportunity to: 

  • develop their confidence around food preparation and cookery
  • learn about food production and food cycles in relation to healthy eating  
  • make new friends and develop their social skills 
  • gain some insight into the skills required to run a business 

Tuesday Café stimulates young peoples’ interest in producing, preparing and eating healthy, fresh, whole foods for themselves, as well as for sale in a café open to the public. Inevitably we aim for this course to connect young people with the land as well as their community, whilst learning business and social skills. 

One to One Sessions

Sometimes we have the capacity to run 1:1 sessions with young people, which can be tailored to their specific needs and interests

Bespoke Sessions

We can also create bespoke sessions for groups of young people from schools / organisations / education provider. These can be for a whole or half day per week over the course of a term or more. 

Throughout all courses, we help young people to develop healthy attitudes and behaviours towards their working environment. By caring for the farm's animals and getting involved in activities on the site, these placements offer the young people the chance to participate within their community, meet new friends and have fun together. As well as gaining new skills, we also help young people develop their self-esteem, confidence, and teamwork. 

For more information please email childandyouth@swcityfarm.co.uk or call 01179428241.