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Forest Academy

Year 6 - School Journey

We were offered a generously subsidised residential trip for our Year 5 and 6 children to Magdelene Farm in Chard, Somerset from 1st - 3rd November 2022. .

The children travelled by coach the morning of Tuesday 1st November and spent two nights and three days at the farm, returning home on Thursday 3rd November in the afternoon. All activities, bed and board were subsidised with costs incurred to parents being only for the transport to and from the farm, £62 per child. Children slept either in the Courtyard Residential Centre in bedrooms with all linen and bedding supplied and participated in a range of activities (also subsidised) during their stay.

Please see below for more information about the site:

  • 132 acres of space in which to provide learning and activity
  • Woodlands, fields and rivers to explore
  • Farm animals to feed including pigs, chickens and goats
  • Vegetable gardens and orchards
  • Home cooked, home-grown or locally sourced nutritious food
  • Play area with climbing frame, zip wire and space for games
  • Low ropes course 


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