Aims & Objectives

Farms for City Children aims to encourage learning, to raise self-esteem, and to enrich young lives by providing a safe and welcoming setting where children and their teachers together get involved for a whole week in the working life of a real farm with real farmers.

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The main objectives underpinning our aims are as follows:

  • Understanding farming, the countryside and food production.
  • Social and emotional development through teamwork.
  • Immersion and total involvement through a whole seven-day stay a ‘world away’.
  • Celebrating success and building self-worth through work and the completion of tasks.
  • Learning about healthy eating.
  • Using practical, hands-on learning outside the classroom to enhancing the requirements of the national curriculum.
  • Drawing on the farm experience and the charity’s literary heritage to promote literacy and storytelling.
  • Building and developing relationships.
  • Addressing poverty of experience arising not just from economic and social deprivation, but also from the effects of increasing materialism.