Keeping families entertained down on the farm

While lockdown restrictions mean visitors cannot visit Peterborough’s Sacrewell Farm, the team has come up with an entertaining way to bring the farm to the com fort of your homes – keeping children engaged and home-schooling varied and fun.

Monday, 25th January 2021, 3:51 pm
Sacrewell's learning officer Lynda Morrison

A new series of weekly videos created by new Learning Officer Lynda Morrison launched on Saturday on Sacrewell’s social media channels and will continue every weekend, bringing all the fun of the farm with them.

The videos will be created by the farm’s educational team who typically run school visits on the farm and support the William Scott Abbott Trust, the agricultural education charity behind Sacrewell Farm.

Lynda explained: “The videos will appeal to all ages. We’ve planned a series of videos, starting with a tour of the farm, that will give families their fix of the farm and our animals while they can’t visit.

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“We’ll not only keep viewers up to date with seasonal changes but explore some of the other elements of the farm, such as the function of the Mill Pond, Mill Stream and 18th Century Watermill.”

Each video will be 10-minutes long and posted along with engaging activities for families to join in, with suggestions for different age groups making them creative, fun and educational.

General Manager Lee Scowen said: “As a charity, one of the key foundations of our work at Sacrewell has always been that children are learning through interaction and fun.

“While people can’t visit us, we’ve tried to take that forward through this series of videos. We know that parents and children are already being asked to do a lot of learning online. They see Sacrewell as a place to come and unwind and have fun and we want to maintain that while providing some key insight into agriculture and the countryside.”

Some of the videos will be prerecorded and some will be streamed live on Saturday mornings at 10am. All videos will be posted to Sacrewell’s social media feeds for families to catch up on later.

To watch Sacrewell’s new series visit their Facebook page www.facebook.com/Sacrewell/ or follow them on Instagram www.instagram.com/sacrewell