Courses

At Upper Moreton Rural Activities we want everyone to be able to enjoy and access all our courses, some of which are supported through funding.

The Countryside Project for Health and Well-Being Courses (Community Learning Trust Funded Course)

This seven week course is for people who enjoy being outdoors, enjoy gardening, have a liking for animals/pets and like the countryside.  It is based on the farm, with lots of practical activities, both indoors and outdoors.

A description of the course

The farm has rabbits/guinea pigs, donkeys, Shire horse, goats, cows, calves, sheep, pigs, dogs, cat, ducks and hens. All animals are very friendly, so do not worry if you are a new comer to them. In the farm’s poly tunnel  you will learn how to keep plants healthy over the winter months. There will also be opportunities for walking in the countryside, healthy eating and cooking, floristry craft, willow craft, woodwork and old farm machinery restoration.

You will be given lots of choice and all individuals are supported by our friendly dedicated team of tutors and volunteers. Class sizes are kept to no more than 15 individuals, with further opportunities of working in smaller groups.

The course is aimed to help you build your confidence, learn new skills, make new friends or just take some time out.

To qualify for this ‘free’ course – funded by Staffordshire County Council Adult and Community Learning Service, individuals must be over 19 years of age.

Future Courses

The next course starts Monday 3rd June 2019 . Please contact us.

The Building Better Opportunities Programme 2017 – 2022

This programme is for any individual resident in Stafford or South Staffordshire and surrounding areas. It is a three year funded programme to support individuals towards further learning and employment. It is open to socially inactive and unemployed people, individuals experiencing mental health needs or people who have a learning disability/difficulty. The course is funded through the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund under the Building Better Opportunities Programme. It is free of charge to attend.

Upper Moreton Rural Activities will be offering a ‘grassroots’ starting point, with ‘rolling’ ten-week courses, giving individuals the opportunity of learning new skills through working with animals, plants and the countryside. All courses are aimed at improving people’s confidence and motivation, through practical learning. Other organisations within the partnership who will be able to offer individuals further information, advice and guidance.  For further information please contact us. Find out more about the BBO by visiting www.bbostaffs.org.

Farm Educational Access Days

Funded through the Natural England Educational Access Scheme – a free learning experience for schools, colleges, learning difficulties/disabilities, mental health needs, environmental, health, social, youth and any other named organisations including Care Farming organisations.

To qualify the group activity must be related to either: the natural environment; food and farming; and/or the curriculum. It is for a group of six or more people for two hours or more.

For more information and to book a visit please contact us.