Celebrating learning at Saddlescombe Farm

A bearded volunteer dressed up in historical clothing sits on the steps of an old green shepherd's caravan, telling stories to a groups of children

On Sunday 10 April 2016 the National Trust Education Team at Saddlescombe Farm are running a free event to showcase a sample of the wide range of learning opportunities available for schools.

Locals and visitors enjoy the outdoors at Devil's Dyke
People enjoying the outdoors and view at Devil's Dyke
On Sunday 10 April 2016 the National Trust Education Team at Saddlescombe Farm are running a free event to showcase a sample of the wide range of learning opportunities available for schools.  
 
Teachers and their families can come and try out some taster activities which can be included in school visits. Here are a couple of examples of what will be available on the day; History activities making clay pot outside the Learning Barn,  
 
Try out being geographers by using compasses to follow trails to hidden golden flints. Also follow an Ordnance Survey map trail around the working farm.  
A volunteer talks to children about pigs and their use in the countryside
A volunteer leans on the stone walls of a pen containing three black and white striped pigs, and talks to children standing on the other side of the pen about pigs and how they are used in the countryside
An art exhibition by children from St Luke’s Primary School will also be on in the new Learning Space.  The Year 4 classes visited the Saddlescombe and used it as inspiration for their paintings and drawings.  Visiting teachers and their families can try out some similar sketching activities.
 
 
The event will run from 10 am to 1 pm. Park at the farm Saddlescombe Farm, Saddlescombe Road, Brighton, BN45 7DE.  Please note this event ties in with a payable Lambing Day run by resident farmers Camilla and Roly.  Refreshments will be available at the cafe on site.