The open day which coincided with National Gardening Week 2019 was attended by 110 pupils from five local primary schools which took part in three interactive workshops based around gardening, joinery and tree surgery.
They also took part in a one-mile woodland walk where they also explored the surrounding tranquil woodland, ran a bug hunt and investigated some special attractions along the way.
We provided a range of fun and interactive activities which inspired the children to learn in the great outdoors at our own centre of excellence.
These included pond dipping, bug hunting, den building, making a campfire, cooking toast and making hot chocolate on a campfire, making paper pots, planting and tasting herbs.
Celebrating the official opening of our new 25-acre education centre in Staffordshire, we invited four schools to an open day at our quirky venue.
We put on demonstrations of skilled outdoor trades throughout the day and showed links between tradespeople jobs and the curriculum in schools in a fun and relaxed way.
The aim of this event was to demonstrate to children the work they do in schools directly links to jobs and careers later in life. Each demonstration was also linked to curriculum such as maths and science.
The natural climbing frame features seven big logs that are connected to a timber framework with a slide at one end. There are climbing grips attached to two vertical logs and steps carved into one of the logs. In addition, there is a net traverse and four logs stacked to create a natural climbing area all connected by a wooden platform with two levels.
The aim of this event was to demonstrate to children the work they do in schools directly links to jobs and careers later in life. We also introduced the children to apprenticeships and jobs in the trade that are available to them. Each demonstration was also linked to curriculum such as maths and science.
The demonstration took place on 19th May 2016 at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Baugley and lasted for 4 hours. The children were from a range of year groups and schools.
The aim of this project was to give the children an insight into the job of a tree surgeon and demonstrated safety equipment and tools that are commonly used. The demonstration coincided with the start of the children’s new topic on recycling. Key to the time of year, the school contacted parents and asked for Christmas trees that could be chipped, strengthening the home-school link.
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Oak Tree Farm
Unit 12, Lindsays Ind. Estate
Oakfield Rd, Davenport