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TQ12 4ST

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Daccombe

TQ12 4ST

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Join us on the farm for a fun filled day of activity and learning.

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Following on from the success of our Farm-Vention Days over Easter we will be opening up our gates during the Summer holidays for ALL children aged between 8-19. You can reserve a place using Eventbrite. Following on from booking, you will be emailed a Register of Interest form that must be completed and returned to us within 72 hours. If this form is not returned then your session will be cancelled.

Our sessions will once again be on Wednesday's and Friday's during the first four weeks of the Summer Holidays.

The sessions will run from 9.30am - 3pm at a cost of from £50 per child (payment information will be sent out once we have received all your details and confirmed your child's place). Staffing will be based on a 3:1 basis, not 1:1. Due to the staffing ratio we will need to be provided with a copy of all EHCP's to ensure that we can meet the child's needs. Places will be reserved on a first come first served basis and extra staffing can be allocated for an additional cost should a child require 1:1. We want to welcome as many people as we can to Bale's Farm but our first priority is always ensuring the safety and welfare of all the young people.

The provision is based at a smallholding in Daccombe, we have a range of indoor and outdoor spaces to use and there is a variety of animals including pigs, goats, chickens, ducks, rabbits and guinea pigs.

All the young people will be working at their own ability and we will be focussing on having small groups of children to encourage and enable social interaction.

Our ethos is to provide a safe, calming and welcoming environment to help young people realise and reach their full potential.

The practical nature of the programme also puts core subjects into context; maths and science become useful to the activities and the results are tangible. The farm will also provide an opportunity to learn practical life skills, develop independence whilst teaching the importance of responsibility.

In our allotment area the children can engage in land work, learning and understanding the process of growing their own fruit and veg.

The children will also have the opportunity on a daily basis to feed the animals, take them for walks, cuddle with them and learn all about them – their diet, their habitat, how they grow etc.

There will be elements of traditional Forest School too, we will be using the land that we are based on to go on nature walks, build dens, go stream/pond dipping, cooking on a campfire and learning about how to conserve the environment.

Children will also be able to take part in a variety of nature inspired crafts, ideas, experiments and games.

Many of these activities will aid the foundation blocks for reinforcing the need to share, providing a sense of fairness, encouraging giving and receiving and engaging in positive social interactions.

Our staff (including a teacher with 15 years’ SEN experience) are well versed in a variety of communication methods including British sign language, Makaton and PECS as well as using visual aids and gestures to support the spoken word, we will ensure we offer the correct support to each individual.

And of course, we will have our assistance dogs - Bale, Grace and Arthur on hand all the time to provide that bit of canine companionship and animal assisted therapy.

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TQ12 4ST

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Daccombe

TQ12 4ST

United Kingdom

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