Maperath Mobile farm is different to others as we are an education first mobile farm. I am qualified and active farmer and all of the animals I bring with me are productive farm animals and not pets. It is an educational experience that brings the farmyard to your schoolyard.
I have noticed that the children really benefit from getting close to the animals and smelling and touching them and that they really enjoy the sensory element of the experience. Being able to interact with the animals reinforces the learning and encourages them to get involved and ask questions.
We visit schools all across country teaching children about their food and what it takes to get their dinner on the table every day. Our mission is to encourage children from an early age to be involved in the story of their food and to make an ethical decisions when purchasing food in shops. We talk all about free range and sustainable farming and the kids come away with a better understanding of farming and farm life.
Every day is different with the mobile farm. Each lesson is unique and tailored to the children’s own knowledge. Not only is it a fun day for the kids but it also had great educational benefits.