We believe that all animals are deserving of our respect. We also believe that most people want to live in a way that causes minimal harm to others – but there is a disconnect between our values and our actions. By providing reliable and well-balanced information about farmed animals and the treatment they endure, we hope to help everyone make more compassionate decisions and better understand why farmed animals deserve our kindness.
For many of us, the classroom is where we begin to form our values and solidify our approaches. That’s why we want to connect with young people in a way that benefits their learning while encouraging critical thinking and compassionate choices.
Our educational programme aims to supplement classroom learning with presentations, sanctuary visits, and helpful resources. Not only do we have a versatile classroom space here at the sanctuary, but we are also currently working on creating a brand-new outdoor education space. Complete with an outdoor classroom, vegetable garden, wildlife habitats, and much more, this space is perfect for a fun, engaging day of learning.
Visitors have the opportunity to get up close and personal with our rescued animals and learn more about topics such as climate change, animal husbandry, and genetics, to mention but a few.
We want to make sure our work benefits the local community as well as the animals, so we’re working on increasing our outreach work. As part of this, we secured funding for a week of animal-assisted therapy for children with disabilities – sadly, this had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we look forward to delivering this programme when it is safe to do so.
We want Goodheart Farm Animal Sanctuary to be an inclusive, exciting place of learning. As we continue to grow and develop, we are able to welcome more groups to spend time at our tranquil site. We will soon be starting work on our new toilet block which will make visits easier for those with disabilities, and projects such as our Pig Barn and Woodland will enable everyone to enjoy an insight into the lives of our residents.