Knights Care Farm Farming for Teens
Alternative Education - Farming for Teens at Knights Care Farm
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Farming for Teens is a day service offered to teenagers. We teach agricultural skills and enable individuals to enjoy being part of a working farm. We can design plans individual to each student and support them to carry out many activities such as growing fruit & vegetables, gardening, and working with the livestock. 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 over 150 ewes on the farm, pigs and poultry; depending on ability there is the chance to be involved in herding, mucking out, and feeding. 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.
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.
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This is a great way to get in to farming, join Young farmers Social groups and experience agriculture.
Using a rotorvator on the fruit garden!
Charlie,our boar, loves a cuddle!
Hours - Mon - Thurs 10am to 4pm
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.
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.