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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

On this work to learn course, young people learn about:

  • caring for animals and their welfare
  • general site maintenance including fencing concreting and carpentry
  • how to deal with members of the public and people using the farm
  • health and safety

Throughout the course, we help them to develop attitudes and behaviours that relate to a working environment.

By caring for the farm's animals and the site, these placements offer the young people the chance to participate within their community and meet new friends.

As well as gaining new skills, they also develop better self esteem, confidence and team work skills.