Educational Farm Visits For High Schools
Visit a Rossendale hill farm & cover many aspects of the science & geography curriculum
This is a typical profile for a High School visit from Year 7 to Year 10. During this ½ day visit your students will follow a clearly marked trail (APPROX 1.5kms) with supporting guide and resources.
The students will experience a walk from the lower slopes to the upper moorland at 330m above sea level.
The format for the day can be altered to suit the curriculum you are following.
Some schools make this a two centre day trip visiting Cronkshaw Fold Farm
and award winning
Helmshore Textile museum
following the Fleece to Fabric theme.
Topics that can be covered as part of the visit:
- pond life
- conservation issues
- grass land studies - species rich hay meadows, rough grazing
- land use
- young woodlands
- breeding sheep + farm stock
- weather data
- diversification projects
- alternative energy projects
We have a small residential unit for groups of up to 16.
A free pre-visit can be arranged and we would suggest that you do this. Monday afternoons are teacher pre-visit days, other times by arrangement.
All risk assessment paperwork completed
Warm clothes and boots essential.
No designer gear!
A free pre-visit to familiarise yourself with the site and all the facilities is advisable, no charge is made for this. We set Mondays afternoons aside for pre-visits
cost: half day (3hrs) £5.00 whole days (5hrs) £7.00 per student
times: 10.00am – 15:30pm (these can be altered to suit)
group size: maximum of 60 students
resources: master copies of trail guide supplied to photocopy.
See the range of Cronkshaw Fold courses for teachers