Pupils from St Cuthbert with St Matthias CofE, Kensington, London, visit Farms for City Children at Treginiss,Pembrokeshire. A unique opportunity ‚Äì and potentially life-changing experience ‚Äì for urban children to live and work together for a week on a real farm in the heart of the countryside
It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017
Registered Charity in England and Wales (325120)
A week at one of Farms for City Children‚Äôs Farms gave the children a new world which provided an old memory for ever.‚Äù ‚ÄúIt is a once in a lifetime experience where city children really can grow and thrive.‚Äù ‚ÄúWhen asked to sum up their week in one work they always used the same one "Freedom"".
A week at one of Farms for City Children’s Farms gave the children a new world which provided an old memory for ever.” “It is a once in a lifetime experience where city children really can grow and thrive.” “When asked to sum up their week in one work they always used the same one "Freedom"".
Urban children are becoming more disconnected from nature. They have little understanding where their food comes from; physical activity and outdoor play are being replaced by screen time (with associated obesity and mental health issues); and, in our increasingly risk-averse society, the ‚Äòhome territory‚Äô of the average 8-year old ‚Äì the area they‚Äôre allowed in on their own ‚Äì has shrunk by 90% in a generation. Also, practical skills have been devalued in the national primary curriculum
The farm experience is a world away from their daily lives. Children flourish in our homely, child-centred environment. They gain a strong understanding of where their food comes from; of healthy eating; and of environmental and sustainability issues. Activities provide physical challenge; repetition of tasks to build skill and confidence; real-life application of curriculum subjects; teamwork; and purposeful activity, so everyone can take responsibility for their work and feel valued.
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