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Knights Care Farm Farming for Teens

Alternative Education - Farming for Teens at Knights Care Farm

piglet, Care Farm , east devon

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Call us  07958 548009  to come and take a look.

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Farming for Teens is a day service offered to young people (12-18)  requiring full time education  Our service supports individuals in Land based learning to learn away from the conventional classroom environment. We have a proven record working with student from local secondary schools, supporting their learning and providing an alternative outlet and improve learning outcomes. 

Land based Alternative Education is an alternative to a classroom education. A formal School classroom doesn't always suit everyone, we know some young people have the skills and ability to succeed beyond traditional pens and paper. Our land based education is an Alternative Education Provision, providing land-based and environmental study programmes to enable students to achieve & apply what they learn in activities they enjoy.

 

 

We teach agricultural skills and enable individuals to enjoy being part of a commercial working farm. Students can learn to apply what they are taught at school to a practical application in the workplace. 

We can design plans individual to each student and support them to carry out many activities such as growing fruit & vegetables, gardening, animal management, land management, mechanical maintenance, woodwork and more.

Knights Care Farm assists adolescents age 12 +, enabling them to enjoy the outdoors, whilst learning valuable skills.  We offer this alternative method of education to those who may have fallen out of mainstream education or those who just need something different. 

 

Teen farming in Devon is rewarding to all our students. Everyone loves to get involved caring for our livestock. We have a herd of beef cattle,  a flock of over 300 sheep on the farm, pigs and poultry;  depending on ability there is the chance to be involved in up to a-level standard Animal care, farm management & horticulture.  During lambing season at  Knights Care Farm we teach all elements of lambing even the simplest of skills, some will get hands on with birthing and others have one to one contact bottle feeding orphan lambs. 

Knights Care farm is developing all the time, all who come here are part of helping the farm to run.  It is a really healthy environment for anyone who loves animals and the outdoors. We are now working with many of the local secondary schools & colleges in the area. 

 

 

alternative education- student learning to shear sheep
Alternative education - students helping around farm

 

What can be gained from Teen farming? 

Everyone at Knights Care farm plays an important part of a team.  Teen Farming in learning confidence, social skills as well as the small things like being on time and being polite to people. Skills such as animal welfare, communication and team work are all part of an average day. We can assist with providing the skills to complete AQA or other educational units to gain vocational qualifications. Please ask more.

 

 

 

Hard work, knights Care Farm, East Devon - teamwork - market garden

Using a rotorvator on the fruit garden!

Come and visit to see what we offer.

Contact us now on 

07958 548 009

email care@Knights-farm.co.uk

This is a great way to get in to farming, join Young farmers Social groups and experience agriculture.   

Market Garden , freish produce, service user helping in garden.
Friendly Animals - Knights Care Farm, East Devon

Charlie,our boar, loves a cuddle!

Knights Care FArm, East Devon

AQA Accreditation Centre

Knights Farm is an approved and registered AQA assessment centre. Allowing us to provide accreditation for skills acquired on the farm. There are 100's of units to work from.

 

Take home a certificate for the skills you learn! 

 

Contact us now to secure a place. 

A Year of Activities

Many of the activities at Knights Care Farm are seasonal. All our regular farmers get to see how a traditional farm runs.  From lambing in the Spring, shearing in the Summer, harvest in to the Autumn and preparation of fire wood to keep homes warm at Winter.     Take a look at a year on the farm here     ....