Primary Years Program
- Students will participate in a mini-beast hunt around the farm and discuss the role of these creatures in the farm
- Students will discuss ideas of camouflage and mimicry, lifecycles and the harmful effect of some mini-beasts
- Students will be introduced to environmentally safe ways of dealing with the farm pests
- Students will learn about local wisdom concerning herbs, fruits and leaves
- Students will participate in a sensory trail and will taste different fruits as they learn how they are helpfuli
- Students will use plants to make soap to take back to school
- Students will map the different areas of the farm (stream, canals, ponds, pathways, animal areas and crops)
- Students will work co-operatively to show how all of these areas connect together and have positive and negative influences on each other
- Students will explore the production of compost and will examine plants that have received different amounts of water / compost/ etc
Living closely with the land
- Students will meet the water buffalo and learn about how it can help the farmer
- Students will explore how to plough with the buffalo and to plant rice (seasonal)
- Students will investigate how local farmers fish and catch food in the farmland areas
- Students will learn about other uses of plants and dye cloth using natural dyes to take back to school
Mini-Enterprise (2 hour program) * local groups
Why not follow up your farm visit with primary students with a vegetable packaging and sale activity within the Campus?
This teacher-directed extension to the farm activity would allow students to set up a mini enterprise combining maths and design and language skills, with students creating packaging, advertisements, and collecting and redistributing funds accrued from the sale of farm produce.
For additional information or application forms for this Traidhos programme, please use the contact form at the bottom of this site.