We encourage the the lead teacher to have a pre site visit with the host farmer so issues such as Health and Safety, route planning and lesson planning can be addressed before pupils are on the farm however this is not a necessity.

On the day there are a few important rules that children need to observe, not just to make things as safe as possible but also so they and their classmates get the most benefit from the visit.

We do need the schools to ensure that they have enough ‘staff to pupil’ ratio and that one of the staff members is first aid trained. 

On arrival we allow time for toileting and snacks if you have brought something with you.

The above rules are set out so everyone can enjoy their lesson on the farm and get the maximum benefit in a safe environment studying in a ‘Classroom in the Countryside’.