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Courses & Workshops

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.

New Courses available in 2023

New courses are due to start in August 2023. Courses will include Countryside and Rural Activities, Health and Wellbeing, DIY and Crafting, Animal Care, Maths and English Made Easy and more.

Please contact us for more information about Community Learning funded courses.

All Community Learning courses are available to adult learners (19+) living in Staffordshire but not including Stoke-on-Trent. Locations including Rugeley, Cannock Chase, Stafford and surrounding areas. The courses are for people with mental wellbeing issues, a learning disability/difficulty or physical disability or anyone who is feeling isolated.

For more information please email

Alternatively, contact Carol Carney on 07814 237211 to register your expression of interest. 

Places are available on our new fully funded Pets and Family course starting 18th August 2023

This is a 6 week course that will run every Friday from 10am until 3pm at Upper Moreton Farm.

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Countryside Ways to Wellbeing:  04/09/2023 - 09/10/2023

A course to promote positive health and wellbeing and to learn new skills in a countryside setting.This course is based around animals, gardening, conservation, creative rural crafts, healthy eating/cooking with produce from the garden.

Family Upcycling Fun: 05/09/2023 - 10/10/2023

Changing Rooms meets Scrapheap challenge! This creative course will explore six key making and upcycling projects including upcycling with fabrics, bottle gardens, Christmas crafts, candle lanterns and much more. Bring your children to the first session but the remaining sessions are just for you to discover money saving and sustainable things that you can do with your family. One session will include participants children.

Everyday English: 14/09/2023 - 19/10/2023

Brush up your English skills and revisit key written forms that you use everyday and enjoy writing creatively.

From writing the perfect letter of complaint to get results, to covering letters for job applications to advertising your second hand goods on eBay! All mixed in with fun word games to improve your word power. Enjoy countryside walks to write a weekly journal of your time with us.

DIY and Crafting Skills: 30/10/2023 - 04/12/2023

Express your creativity, learn new skills and take your beautiful creations home. Learn how to upcycle waste materials to create insect homes, use old magazines to make flower art, create a self-watering planter for herbs plus many more exciting ideas!

Maths Made Easy: 03/11/2023 - 07/12/2023

Explore ratio by making an apple crumble and times tables using seed trays! Play Supermarket Sweep to work out how to save money and what the supermarket labels really mean. This fun maths course aims to explore the key maths concepts that you use in everyday situations with confidence.

Animal Care and Mangement: 20/10/2023 - 15/12/2023

Passionate about animals? This "hands on" course based on a working farm, will explore the different aspects of animal care and management of both domestic and farm pets from rabbits to Shire horses. This course will cover all the basics that could allow you to progress onto an accredited course at college or employment.

Farm Educational 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.

Want to Know More?

If you would like further information on any of the courses, activities or educational access we offer, please get in touch with Carol Carney on 07814 237211 or send us a message.

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