Jamie's Farm

Re-connect vulnerable children to a bright future

Help Jamie’s Farm welcome 2,000 children this year to our week-long ‘Farming, Family & Therapy’ farm visit and follow-up programme. Proven to improve children’s wellbeing, engagement, behaviour & life skills –the root causes of social & academic exclusion– support that is needed now, more than ever.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1129544)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£100,000

Amount raised

£40,917

Time left

1 day

Donations

107

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Minority GroupsMinority Groups
  • Refugees/Asylum SeekersRefugees/Asylum Seekers

Location

United Kingdom

  • “It was good to come after lockdown because in London we don’t have gardens or open places that much. After lockdown being in Jamie’s Farm brought us joy, happiness and excitement.”

    — Mum, 2020

  • “This is the first school trip we’ve been able to do since March 2020, and it’s reminded me why trips out of school are so vitally important. The energy that the young people have got from the trip, and the versions of themselves they’ve been able to demonstrate, has been amazing”.

    — Trip Leader, Harris Crystal Palace, 2020

  • “I’ve learnt to be more confident and less fearful when it comes to new things. If I don’t take risks how do I know if something works or not?”

    — Young Person, Hillingdon Virtual School, 2020

Situation

Children are facing a crisis:1 in 6 young people now have a diagnosable mental health illness; 93% don't feel fully in control of their future plans; and the attainment gap between disadvantaged children & their classmates is growing. COVID-19 has caused an unprecedented disruption to education, a loss of structure, exercise, & meaningful connections.Those children already disadvantaged are being disproportionally impacted. Their chance to thrive academically, socially & behaviourally is at risk

Solution

Jamie’s Farm strives to improve children’s behaviour, engagement, essential life skills and wellbeing - the root causes of exclusion. Our immersive five-day programme and follow-up challenges children to achieve in real jobs with tangible outcomes, e.g. farming, gardening, cooking and horse work. Therapeutic sessions help shed negative labels and focus on positive praise setting children on a new path. We work in partnership with schools before and after visits ensuring long-term impact.