Looking for new experiences to enrich your students’ learning?

Led by a qualified secondary science teacher, we offer a hands on learning experience rooted in the National Curriculum to all students, including those who may struggle to focus in the traditional classroom setting.

We believe that children learn best in a hands-on environment

With a primary focus on sustainability and climate change, our educational workshops take a closer look at the impact of global agriculture on our planet. 

Your students will also be taken on a guided tour of the sanctuary where they will be given the opportunity to feed and interact with our friendly cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, horses, turkeys and hens. 

You then have the opportunity to take part in one of our educational workshops. 

Goodhearted Learning

You choose how best to engage your students by selecting from our workshops below.

Each workshop lasts for approximately 45-60 mins and is suitable for classes of up to 30 children.

At the end of your trip, you will also be given free copies of our digital learning resources to continue the learning experience when you return to school.

Workshops for Key Stages 1 and 2:

  • How do hens know who’s boss? Learning about the social hierarchy of hens (KS1 + 2)
  • Animal inspired arts and crafts with memorable souvenirs to take home (KS 1)

Workshops for Key Stages 2 and 3:

  • Hands-on outdoor wildlife activities  (KS2 + 3)
    These include making seed bombs, making pitfall traps for invertebrates, using pooters and identifying invertebrates, profiling a native tree species, and more. 


  • Animal digestion (KS3)
    A closer look at how the digestion process works and why cow burps contribute to global warming.

Workshops for Key Stage 3 and 4:

  • Our environmental footprint (KS3 + 4)

           How do we as individuals have an impact on the planet’s health? 

  • Food for thought (KS3 + 4)
  • Ethical discussions around the way we view our food and global food security.

Suitable for all ages and abilities:

  • Designing innovative enrichment toys for our animal residents.

Suitable for small group sizes and animal assisted therapy groups:

  • Caring for our horses, includes health checks and grooming.
  • Caring for our hens, includes health checks and accommodation cleaning. 

Our indoor classroom offers a comfortable space for students to learn about climate change, animal agriculture and sustainable practices

We ask for a donation of £5 per head, with up to two supervising staff members offered free admission.

Contact kath@goodheart.org.uk or call 01584 891143 for more details about field trips to the sanctuary or to find out more about the outreach opportunities we have to offer.


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