We are proud to be one of the only farm animal sanctuaries in the UK with a dedicated Education & Outreach Programme.
We support your students’ learning in three ways:
Home to over 350 rescued animals, we know that our Farm Sanctuary is the perfect place to bring your students for a fun and engaging learning experience.
Not only will your students get the chance to learn all about best practice animal husbandry as we explore the pastures, woodlands and ponds found on 92 acre sanctuary, you will also be invited to join us in our classroom or new outdoor education area for a hands on workshop exploring the themes of climate change, sustainability and biodiversity.
No time for a field trip? No problem!
We also offer a range of outreach workshops led by our team in your own school which take a closer look at plant-based diets, animal husbandry, and the impact of animal agriculture on the environment.
This is a brilliant opportunity for your students to learn about what it’s really like working for an animal welfare charity as well as learning more about what sustainability means and the effects of animal agriculture on the environment.
We know that remote learning is more important now than ever before. That’s why we’ve decided to launch our new online lessons, led by our Education & Outreach Manager, Kath alongside our free digital learning resources.
Your students will learn all about the important work that our charity does, have a live video Q+A with an animal expert, as well as completing a research task to answer Big Questions such as ‘What are the advantages and disadvantages of artificial selection in animal agriculture?’ and ‘Is it possible to feed our growing population without causing animal suffering?’.
Learn all about the link between our current food production systems and biodiversity loss with this 30-minute lunchtime learning session run by our Education & Outreach Manager Kath!
This bitesize lesson takes a look at some of the farming techniques responsible for biodiversity loss and what we can do to secure a better future for ourselves and the planet.
Animal assisted therapy
We understand the feelings of joy and empowerment that animals can bring to people. We want to connect some of our friendliest rescued residents with vulnerable members of the community.
That’s why we’re beginning to offer animal assisted therapy sessions which may be of particular interest to students with special educational needs or disabilities.
To find out more, please contact Kath@goodheart.org.uk.