Otterden Estate, Faversham, Kent, ME13 0DB

DATE: Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th June 2020
TIME: 9.30am to 2.30pm
KEY STAGE: Key Stage 2
COST: This event is free of charge.

Photos
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Gamekeeping talk

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Showing the children the ferrets used in gamekeeping

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Forestry talk

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Measuring the height of a tree

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Counting the growth rings of a tree

falconry
Falconry talk and display

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Farm animals

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Gundog talk and display

 

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Farm crops

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Farm Machinery

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Brogdale Fruit Farm

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Brogdale Fruit Farm showing where bees can hibinate

Managing the Environment

The estate incorporates many traditional and modern features of the countryside and is carefully managed by the Wheler Foundation ensure that it can continue for future generations. In a unique event, your class will for the first time have access to the estate where local farmers and estate staff will talk to children about their work and what they do to manage this wonderful estate for future generations to enjoy. The Trustees of the Wheler Foundation are committed to reconnecting children with the countryside around them and this support means that we can offer this opportunity FREE OF CHARGE, helping your school meet the objectives of the Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto.

The visit will incorporate many themes of core importance in the National Curriculum, particularly Geography & History.

Examples:
– Comparison with rural locality
– Human influence on the Environment
– Conservation
– The changing face of farming business
– Historical Enquiries

A chance for everyone to enjoy and learn about the countryside, through visiting key sites of interest:
– Woodland & forestry
– Home farm
– Game management

For further information contact
Guy Ledger
Tel: 07796 316187
or e-mail