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Looking ahead – the Cycle Ride is coming up!!!

Looking ahead – the Cycle Ride is coming up!!!

It is going to be a very busy year for the team with many more groups coming to enjoy the farm, learn from the animals and immerse themselves in the wild spaces around us. Please do keep an eye on …

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Mums and Daughters enjoy the farm

Ten of them came and spent a wonderful few days of quality time with each other. As well as working with the animals and walking on the moors, there were many deep discussions around relationships and the meaning of True …

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Wonderful Work Party

A select few came once again and blessed us all here at the farm with energy, enthusiasm and muscle power! As always the list of tasks was long but they stuck at it and produced plenty of fire wood stacked …

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Let it Snow, let it snow

For 5 days at the end of January we hunkered down and enjoyed that wonderful silence that comes with the snow. It was so beautiful, so quiet and so annoying!!! It must be my age – love it for a …

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Praise the Lord for New Beginnings

It is difficult to believe that the decision shared with the Trustees last September is about to be fulfilled.It is all very surreal, with only a few weeks left here at Shallowford after 5 exciting years. It is a decision …

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Education

At Shallowford Farm we are passionate about education, sharing information and experiences, growing in our love and understanding of the world around us – people, plants, animals and places.

“No one will protect what they don’t care about and no one will care about what they have never experienced” 
– Sir David Attenborough (2010) 

We do not care for that which we don’t understand, that which we don’t understand we fear and that which we fear we kill.

This applies to people, ecosystems, plants and animals – it’s all about Knowledge!!!!!

“Children are sponges for information and dependent upon their circumstances, what they absorb, will have a lasting impact and form part of how that child develops and performs as an adult.  It is vital that ALL our children have the opportunity to have broad experience of the world around them to be able to make judgements, form opinions and develop characters to be a worthwhile member of society.”
– Betty Hale (2018)

Many  of the subjects on the NC can be addressed through experiences shared at Shallowford farm, especially Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)

A visit to the farm, be it 1 day or a whole weeks residential, will be jam-packed with encounters that stimulate, teach, develop and challenge young people. There are plenty of opportunities to be practically involved, to question and discuss, to review and reflect.

Each visiting group comes with different needs and each programme will be designed to meet those needs. Therefore every programme is different.

Extracts from the National Curriculum for Primary education. All of these highlighted sections can be addressed through an experience at Shallowford farm.

 

Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made

John 1:3

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The Shallowford Trust – A charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England & Wales
Registered office: East Shallowford Farm, Widecombe in the Moor, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 7PW
Charity number: 1105186 Company no: 4430825