Goodwood Education Trust is a registered charity that has worked closely with schools, colleges, community groups and charities to provide educational opportunities on the Goodwood Estate for over 40 years.
Enriched by the essential qualities of the estate, the Trust delivers workshops, enrichment and engagement activities, specialist tours and residential stays to raise awareness and knowledge of the countryside, its heritage and modern management.
Learning experiences are delivered by experienced Education Guides and include:
- A tour of Home Farm, the estate’s organic mixed farm, where children and young people are encouraged to make the connection between food they eat and food production on the farm, have close but safe access to dairy cows, see pigs and sheep, make butter from cream and taste Goodwood organic milk.
- A range our outdoor learning experiences and Forest School based in Seeley Copse, a 20-acre remnant of ancient woodland dedicated exclusively to education. Through first-hand exploration and discovery, children become familiar with woodland species, habitats, food chains and ecosystems, discovering for themselves the importance of looking after the environment.
The Goodwood Education Centre is the starting point for the majority of educational visits. This purpose-built facility, with bright and airy classroom for up to 60 people, provides access to safe, practical hands-on learning and enrichment activities year-round.