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The Farmschool

The Farmschool

The Farmschool has been built by Harpenden farmer Ian Pigott to give school children the opportunity to learn firsthand how and where their food is produced.
Located at Annables Farm, close to Harpenden, The Farmschool is big enough to host 60 - 70 children.
Children will find out how the natural environment and modern day farming are managed to produce wholesome environmentally sustainable food for UK consumers whilst maintaining and creating diverse habitats.
Not only will children see and learn in the outdoors, they will be able to turn those primary products into their favourite dish in our working kitchen.
Children will have the opportunity to grow soil pits alongside the farmer, take farm/crop walks with him and explore the arable fields, trees, hedges, and pond dip in the River Ver which runs through the farm. They will dig for worms, identify butterflies, learn bird calls, and seek out many more species.
A significant Roman settlement was unearthed by Channel 4s Time Team making the farm a perfect backdrop for history lessons.
The eco-building hosts two spacious classroom areas and a state-of-the-art child-friendly working kitchen. Its large vaulted ceiling, vast windows and substantial wooden beams of the building are a wonderful compliment to the breathtaking view of the valley that leads to the Roman city of Verulamium.


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  • Coach parking
  • Covered space
  • Disabled toilets
  • Hand washing facilities
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair access

What we can offer

  • Pre-visit information available
  • Risk assessment
  • Set programmes
  • Tailored programmes


CEVAS Accredited

This place has CEVAS accredited personnel.

CEVAS stands for Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme. A nationally recognised accreditation, the scheme offers training for individuals who are working – or plan to work – with groups of school children, young people or clients with additional needs.

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