Jamie's Farm

Farm Three: Fit For Purpose

The high demand for our ‘Farming, Family & Therapy’ programme means we are at capacity at our existing farms. As such we want to set up a third farm to enable more disadvantaged children to thrive socially and emotionally, and excel in education. This project will fund this exciting new chapter.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1129544)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£50,000

Amount raised

£100,793

Donations

124

    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment

    Helping

Location

Situation

Every year thousands of children are permanently excluded from school. This costs society £650m a year; and once excluded, the likelihood of criminal activity and unemployment drastically increases. Low self-esteem, poor behaviour, not engaging with school and underdeveloped soft skills all contribute to this, caused by a variety of underlying issues such as being in care, SEN, young carers and abuse and neglect.

Solution

Our programme reduces the risk of exclusion for disadvantaged children by boosting their self-esteem, engagement with school, behaviour and soft skills. From our third site we will host week-long residential visits including activities such as farming, gardening, cooking & horse work, in addition to 1:1 and group therapy. We provide real jobs with tangible outcomes that are designed to develop personal character qualities and create a loving, holding framework that allows children to succeed.

  • ‚ÄúI think that it has been the most important/best thing I have ever taken part in during my teaching career and I will be strongly recommending our school sending more students in the future‚Äù

    — Teacher, 2016.

  • ‚ÄúRob absolutely loved being on the farm. He‚Äôs been so aggressive lately. He‚Äôs had many issues going on, wouldn‚Äôt open up to anybody- refused counselling and kept everything to himself getting angrier and confused. He‚Äôs like a changed person. He‚Äôs a pleasure to be around, all down to your dedication"

    — Mother of visiting student, 2015.

  • ‚ÄúThe week has been amazing. It has helped me with my anger. I have been a lot calmer around people, and more comfortable instead of flipping out. I have enjoyed every day here‚Äù

    — Year 11 Student

  • “The week has been amazing. It has helped me with my anger. I have been a lot calmer around people, and more comfortable instead of flipping out. I have enjoyed every day here”

    — Year 11 Student

  • “I think that it has been the most important/best thing I have ever taken part in during my teaching career and I will be strongly recommending our school sending more students in the future”

    — Teacher, 2016.

  • “Rob absolutely loved being on the farm. He’s been so aggressive lately. He’s had many issues going on, wouldn’t open up to anybody- refused counselling and kept everything to himself getting angrier and confused. He’s like a changed person. He’s a pleasure to be around, all down to your dedication"

    — Mother of visiting student, 2015.