The Pirbright Nurture Farm
We are very excited to have created a Nurture Farm here at Pirbright school this year!
We are thrilled to have funding from the Community Foundation for Surrey, the Guildford Lions and the Military Covenant Fund; and volunteer support from the Woking Community Matters Partnership Project.
This new resource will meet four key objectives:
- to provide pastoral and social emotional support through structured programs of learning and animal-based intervention;
- to create motivating and supportive opportunities for integration for our military community;
- to provide animal assisted activities for children and families in the wider community;
- to further enrich the curriculum we offer our pupils;
We have been so lucky to have numerous volunteers and resources from our school community to help the whole process run smoothly and despite the lockdown this spring, we completed construction in June. We are looking forward to welcoming some visitors later in the summer and from September in earnest.
To find out more or to offer your support, please email us on email@example.com
We would like to thank the Army Training Centre, Alexandra Barracks, for purchasing Rabbit and Guinea Pig housing for our project! We also received a generous donation from DixonSearle. Big thanks go to BMW UK and Dynavics Ltd for giving up their valuable time to help with the construction during the February half-term break. We also received a kind contribution from the Surrey Gardens Trust towards planting around the farm.
A special thanks also goes to Andy Fox of Albatross Carpentry for his time and expertise and John Jenney, Paul Lynch and Tony Ryan for their contribution to the building work.
In addition, there have been many families who have given up their time on weekends and during the school breaks to contribute to the build. Their support has been invaluable!
These contributions made such a difference!
Look out for monthly updates on the Nurture Farm Newsletters below.
Please check out our introductory video, filmed earlier during the summer term which gives you a guide around the farm area:
CONSTRUCTING THE NURTURE FARM
Click here to watch a short video of the project from autumn 2019 to summer 2020: