Our learning framework is built around our commitment to delivering a programme of food and farming activities. From this, we are committed to our four pillars that link to the curriculum needs of our visiting schools: Personal and Social Relationships; Outdoor Education; Health and Wellbeing; Sustainability. Through participating in immersive activities across a five day period, children and young people see growth in their soft skills, which we have called the 9Cs: communication; confidence; compassion; courage; curiosity; connection; conservation; community; collaboration.
A week on the farm with sustained physical activity and inspiring social interactions leads our children and young people to develop their grit and growth mindset. With reduced reliance on technology, they have opportunities to be mindful and to notice their surroundings, developing their sense of empathy and understanding the importance of acts of service. Charting the field > farm > fork journey empowers our children and young people to develop their awareness of the environment. This all comes together to allow Farms for City Children to deliver on three pledges.
If you bring your children to one of our farms we pledge that you will see an increase in their learning and engagement. You will experience improved connections and wellbeing. And you will leave with an enhanced sense of environmental citizenship.