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SUPPORT FOR SCHOOLS

Frankly Alpacas can enable schools to offer children a different and alternative experience to what they may receive in a normal classroom situation. 

Our farm is set in the heart of the beautiful Shropshire countryside, providing a relaxing, stimulating and enjoyable environment where children of all abilities can get hands-on with farm tasks, alpaca husbandry and petting.

Our packages are the perfect addition to your curriculum offer. All are customisable to suit the specific needs of your children and/or school and available all year round. Our sessions take place Monday – Friday, with the option of a morning or afternoon visit. 

Our school support is provided by Natalie Franklin-Hackett, who is an experienced primary school teacher and SEN lead.

SUITABLE FOR A RANGE OF AGES

RUN BY AN EXPERIENCED EDUCATIONAL PRACTITIONER

COMPLIMENTS CLASSROOM LEARNING

OUR OFFERS

We offer a range of provision to suit different educational requirements.
Here's what's available.

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CLASS VISITS

We can offer a great half-day experience for individual classes or groups of children.

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THERAPY

We can offer therapeutic experiences to support children's wellbeing, emotional health and cognitive function.

Outdoor Education

ALTERNATIVE PROVISION

We can support pupils having trouble accessing education as a result of their mental or physical health, social needs or special educational needs.

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THE BENEFITS

  • Our farm offers an alternative environment for learning which is both stimulating and calming.
     

  • The beautiful unspoilt location increases children's appreciation and understanding of the natural environment.
     

  • We give children first-hand experience of alpaca farming and husbandry.
     

  • We can link the activities at the farm to a wide variety of curriculum subjects.
     

  • We teach children about animal care in a hands-on, practical manner.
     

  • The activities create interest and motivation that can be utilised back at the classroom.
     

  • Time spent at the farm gives children the opportunity to display new attitudes and behaviours and develop positive relationships with adults.
     

  • Working with the alpacas can help to develop children's social and personal skills, increasing confidence and self-esteem.

CLASS VISITS
 

​Our class visits offer children a hands-on experience at the farm, combining practical tasks with learning opportunities and enrichment.

SUITABLE FOR

Mixed ability groups up to 15 children per visit.

THE DETAIL

 

  • Your class will spend a half day at the farm (2 hours)
     

  • You can choose from morning or afternoon sessions
     

  • Visits are available on demand subject to availability throughout the academic year
     

  • Children will participate in hands-on tasks such as poo-picking, halter training and feeding 
     

  • Curriculum workshop can be provided to compliment your class's visit
     

  • Your class will be given animal petting opportunities for focus and relaxation at the end of the visit
     

  • You will receive expert support from our experienced educational practitioner


Our Class Visits can be delivered as a one-off or as an ongoing programme with specific learning objectives.
 

THERAPY

Our therapy provision encourages emotional well-being through contact with the alpacas and connecting with the outdoors.

SUITABLE FOR

One-to-one provision for SEMH needs.

THE DETAIL

  • Ideal for children with SEN or behavioural issues
     

  • Therapy sessions last 2 hours
     

  • You can choose from morning or afternoon sessions 
     

  • Sessions are available on demand throughout the academic year and can be integrated into an ongoing schedule
     

  • Animal petting opportunities are included for focus and relaxation
     

  • You will receive expert support from an experienced SEN practitioner 
     

  • All therapy is tailored to the needs of the child.

ALTERNATIVE PROVISION
 

Our alternative provision offer provides individual children, who are struggling to engage with classroom learning, with a highly interactive, practical and enriching experience at the farm.

SUITABLE FOR

Small group or one-to-one provision for children with SEMH, additional needs and/or risk of exclusion.

THE DETAIL

  • Children will spend a half day at farm (3 hours)
     

  • You can choose from morning or afternoon sessions
     

  • Available fortnightly or monthly throughout academic year
     

  • Children will participate in hands-on tasks such as poo-picking, halter training and feeding
     

  • Academic learning opportunities can be built into sessions if required
     

  • Animal petting opportunities for focus and relaxation are provided
     

  • You will receive expert support from experienced SEND practitioner 
     

  • All provision is tailored to the needs of the child
     

  • Refreshments and snacks provided

MEET NATALIE

Natalie is a former primary school senior leader with almost 20 years experience working with some of the most challenging children in a complex inner-city environment.

She is also a highly capable inclusion lead with over 10 years experience, a qualified SENco and has up to date DBS clearance.

Natalie can work with you to ensure the best learning and developmental outcomes for children, including those with additional needs. As an experienced educational practitioner, she can use her knowledge to plan and deliver sessions with the appropriate structure to deliver genuine outcomes for children.


 

Natalie Franklin-Hackett
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"We had an educational session for disadvantaged pupils in Shropshire in the summer break and I would really recommend this experience for other educational providers.

Staff are friendly and knowledgeable.

It’s well worth the money. The most challenging children were visibly seen changing through the course of the session and EVERYONE loved feeding and stroking the baby alpacas."

 

L Hounsell, HAF Summer Playscheme, Whitchurch

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