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STC Research Foundation

The STC Schools project is based at the centre and was initially set-up with funds from Selby District Leader+. The project involves local primary schools visiting the centre 3-4 times per year and growing crops on their own allotments at STC. Gardening and growing clubs from local schools also visit to learn more about horticulture and undertake a range of activities. Habitats, conservation and pond-dipping activities are very popular.
The company sees an important role in helping re-connect the public with food production and also in promoting the benefits of eating more fruit and vegetables. As part of this commitment STC holds regular open days for members of the public to view current trials and commercial growing practices. STC also undertakes a project called "Discovering Our Countryside", whereby the world of farming and the countryside is taken directly into the classroom by means of videos and personalised visits.


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


We aim to keep pricing to a minimum and aim to keep costs at around £2.50 per child.

What we can offer

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

Discovering Our Countryside uses videos and school visits to bring the world of farming and the countryside into the classroom: www.discovering-our-countryside.co.uk. STC, in conjunction with Mark Thompson (Video Edge) and farmers Robert Rook and Paul Temple, is proud to be awarded the Bayer FACE Inspiring Educator Award 2015, for our project 'Discovering Science on the Farm'.


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.

Other Accreditations

Julie Langdale - CEVAS Accreditation

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