School trip blending wildlife and farming now available to primary pupils, says CRT

© The Countryside Restoration Trust, 2021. Photo credit: Rachel Widdicombe. Taken with permission from St Mary’s CofE (Aided) School, Frensham, Surrey.

 

The Countryside Restoration Trust (CRT) is today launching Mosaic, a new educational programme that delivers a unique farming and wildlife experience to primary pupils in heart of the beautiful Surrey countryside. Mosaic blends the adventure of the great outdoors with key learning outcomes, all aligned to the EYFS and Primary National Curriculum.

Pierrepont Farm is a busy and bustling dairy farm that supports a diversity of habitats for native plants and animals. Three themed programmes, Dairy Cow Discovery, Pond Explorer and Woodland Adventure, have been expertly crafted by education professionals, and are now on offer to visiting classes of up to 30 pupils.

From habitats to healthy eating, or cows to composting, Mosaic will provide pupils with an illuminating discovery and learning opportunity, as well as a truly memorable farm experience.

Gerry Turner, Education Manager at the CRT, said: “Nature and the great outdoors have played an immensely important role in children’s lives over the past year. I am determined that Mosaic will strengthen this connection between the next generation of conservationists and the natural world. Mosaic’s mission is to teach farming and wildlife fundamentals side-by-side, and all our themed programmes provide exactly that.”

Turner concluded: “Set in 200-acres of beautiful Surrey countryside, Pierrepont Farm showcases a wonderful diversity of habitats for our cherished wildlife alongside an award-winning dairy herd and robot milking parlour. There couldn’t be a better setting for young people to piece together the farming and wildlife mosaic.”

About the Countryside Restoration Trust 

The Countryside Restoration Trust (CRT) is steward to 2,000 acres of land across 18 sites in England. Established in 1993, the CRT is dedicated to restoring and protecting the countryside and its wildlife. For almost 30 years, we have proved how farming with nature in mind has increased biodiversity and sustainable food production for the benefit of all.

 

The CRT’s aim is for conservation improvements to be carried out alongside practical farming and land management, and to spread these aims by example and education. Bringing together tenant farmers, CRT friends and volunteers, the CRT is   a diverse community of voices dedicated to nature-led farming.

 

About Mosaic

The Mosaic Farming & Wildlife Education Programme (Helping children piece together the farming & wildlife mosaic) offers a wide range of food, farming, and wildlife themed activities on working farms, fostering a lasting relationship with our wonderful countryside.  

 

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