The Rural Education Centre at Plumpton College hosts a large number of Educational School visits throughout the year. Teachers bring their classes to the College to support a range of topics and curriculum in an outdoor learning environment. Our programmes can be broadly divided into five main areas:
Food and Farming, Plants and Growing , Biodiversity/Wildlife, Forest School, South Downs Project. There are lots of exciting educational learning activities taking place on the farm, designed to support and enrich classroom learning for pupils from pre-school to A-level. We are pleased to give schools an opportunity to experience how quality outdoor learning in an outdoor environment can stimulate, relate and engage young learners. Links can be made to Literacy, Maths, Science, Geography, History and Citizenship through the investigation of where food comes from, the production of milk, animals and their young, caring for animals, the history and how farming affects the environment. All visits are tailor made to suit individual requirements and can be a combination of guided tours and hands-on activities.
All of our programmes and facilities are designed to provide safe, educational and memorable outdoor learning. Our Centre is a Learning Outside of the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badged site, as well as being accredited to host school visits through Access to Farms.