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The Importance of the School Farm in Raising Attainment

First School Farms Conference
1 Jul 2011 11:30 until 2 Jul 2011 15:30 West Somerset Community CollegeBircham Rd, Minehead TA24 6AY  

A school farm is a teaching facility within school grounds or directly managed by a school or other educational setting that provides some of the following:
• Access to farm livestock
• The facilities and land needed for their up-keep
• Small scale food growing or horticultural units, green houses or poly tunnels.

The conference is aimed at: Policymakers, head teachers and heads of departments, plus existing and would-be practitioners from throughout the school workforce. The conference offers the opportunity to learn more about school farming and its impact in raising attainment, and gaining new practical skills.

It will also be of interest to policy makers concerned with raising educational standards, and representatives of farming and voluntary sector agencies working with schools.

The fee for the conference is £120 plus VAT (£144) which includes all materials, meals and refreshments except for B&B. The day rate is £75 (£90 with VAT). A limited number of partial bursaries are available. We will e-mail you to confirm your registration and supply details of accommodation options (some are pre-booked at a discount). The full conference programme, travel and joining details will be emailed to you nearer to the conference. The venue is suitable for all, with disabled access.

You can book a place at the conference and pay online with a credit card or Paypal account. Simply go to www.farmgarden.org.uk and follow the instructions. Alternatively download a booking form opposite.

For conference enquiries: Phone: 0117 923 1800 or email: admin@farmgarden.org.uk

Type: Conference
Last change 18/04/2011 09:49:00