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Free Farm Sessions For Local Schools

This Spring, the Lulworth Estate is offering local schools the chance to enjoy free learning sessions with the Lulworth Rangers.

Teachers can choose ‘Trees & Seeds’ or ‘The Shepherd’s Year’ – either of which can be enjoyed by itself or as a free add-on to a tour of Lulworth Castle or Lulworth Cove.

On the Trees & Seeds sessions, students will enjoy a farm walk through the grounds of Lulworth Castle and learn about the life cycle of trees, ecosystems and how to distinguish between species. Children can also collect and plant their own seeds. Or, schools can take part in The Shepherd’s Year where pupils will learn about the annual cycle of farmed sheep and see demonstrations on the care of sheep. Depending on the time of year, pupils can also feed lambs and see shearing in action.

Lulworth Ranger, Derek Billings, runs the education programmes for the Lulworth Estate. He said: “Countless studies have shown how important it is to take students out of the classroom to support their learning. But, sadly, many schools are under such tight financial restrictions that they simply can’t afford to do so which means many children miss out. These free farm sessions are a superb chance for youngsters to get out and about in a local environment for a really memorable educational experience.”

To book or find out more visit www.lulworth.com/learning or call the Lulworth Rangers on 01929 400155. Trees & Seeds and The Shepherd’s Year sessions are free to the first twenty four schools to book onto either subject.