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"We all learnt a great deal about Farming - it helped the children to understand the idea of Farming more. A real hands on experience!"

By Reading School Year 4 teacher



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Education in the Countryside

Farming Studies

KS 2 farming visits vary depending on the year group and are generally tailor made to fit a schools learning outcomes. Most schools opt for a combintaion of farming and habitat studies. Arrival can...


Camping at Rushall Farm (DofE, Scouts, Guides etc.)

Our rural sites provide water, toilet and washing facilities, and space for up to 100 campers.


River & Habitat Studies

The students are split into groups of 15 led by a Rushall Farm guide and then taken to the River Pang on a tractor & trailer


Important Information about Rushall Farm

The John Simonds Trust operates from Rushall Farm.  It is an educational charity and as such we tend to work with schools and associated organisations.  Rushall Farm is not an open farm in the sense...


Literature & Teacher Pre-Visits

When a new school books in it is always advisable that the teachers make a pre-visit to the farm in advance of the day. This is a good opportunity to discuss activities, risk assessments, tour the far...