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Farms for Schools members are winners in the National Farm Attractions Awards 2014. Cotswold Farm Park won National Farm Attraction of the Year, Hall Hill Farm won The Best in Education Award, with Thornton Hall Farm runners up.

Hand gels no substitute for handwashing on farm visits. Read full article here here

Video on Interpreting the Industry Code of Practice

NFAN has created a video to help interpret the Industry Code of Practice (see below). To view the video click here

Preventing or controlling ill health from animal contact at visitor attractions - Industry Code of Practice Launched 25th June 2012

This has replaced the HSE guidance AIS 23. Further details... here

Download the Code of Practice Summary (177kb) here

Download the Code of Practice (2 mb) here

Download an extract from the Code of Practice - Advice to Teachers (113kb) here

Clean Hands Zone Toolkit

FCFCG has designed a set of free-to-use, highly accessible Health & Safety signs to encourage farm visitors to wash their hands. The new signs are particularly relevant for young children, people with learning difficulties or other special needs. For further details and to download the kit please click here

Controlling Infection on Farms

A set of materials on infection control on farms has been developed in response to the recommendations of the Griffin Report into the recent outbreak of E.coli 1057. These include information sheets and children's activities to highlight important topics such as handwashing. To download documents please click here

Educational Access Visits

Defra have announced today (16 March 2011) that annual revenue payments for some educational access visits will now continue within Higher Level Stewardship. For further details click here.

New ‘farm visits learning day’ to help deliver national curriculum and enable children to learn about food, farming and the natural environment Farm Visits Learning Day.

Farms for Schools

FFS aims to ensure that school trips to farms are safe, enjoyable and educationally worthwhile. Four Farms for Schools members were included in the"Five best Farms for Kids" article in the Saturday Guardian. Cotswold Farm Park in Glos, Odds Farm Park in Bucks, Mead Open Farm in Beds and Cannon Hall Farm in South Yorks. Click here to see article.

All FFS members meet the required standards in the provision of facilities and educational resources for farm visits.

These include Health and Safety, current employers liability insurance and adequate toilet and hand washing facilities. Livestock on farms have to be attended by a vet at regular intervals.

 

Farmers

Please download a copy of
The Guide for Hosts planning countryside events involving schools

Teachers

Please download a copy of
The Guide for Teachers visiting countryside events involving schools

 

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Farms for Schools
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West Yorkshire
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Phone: 01422 885566
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Email: info@farmsforschools.org.uk




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