Last week marked the final day of term for the young people on our GROW programme, and we finished for Christmas with a bang!

The week was full of Christmas dinners, Winter Wonderland, making doughnuts and cookies, and decorating the Farm for our Christmas events!

Our young people are a huge part of life on the Farm and they help with a variety of tasks that contribute to the overall running of the Farm. During their first term of this academic year, the young people have helped create our Christmas trail during woodwork sessions, taken care of new animal arrivals, cleaned the turkey enclosure, made a mouse cage, moved hay bales across the Farm, and built paths in the woodland.

They’ve also taken part in music sessions, art sessions, made Christmas gifts, cooked quesadillas, grown vegetables including pumpkins and runner beans, kept fit in the sports hall, and so much more, all with our brilliant GROW staff and volunteers.

As an alternative education provision in such a unique setting, we cover a wide range of topics and our young people have the opportunity to experience a plethora of different activities while they are on site. No two days are the same, and our young people have thrown themselves into every new challenge they’ve faced.

We have had a wonderful Autumn term here at the GROW programme at Amelia Trust Farm. Our returning young people have got straight back into the swing of things and our new young people have really embraced what we have to offer. They have looked after the animals, cooked, exercised, made things in the workshop and much much more. We look forward to seeing all the young people in the January! Hope you have a merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Mike, GROW Team Leader

From the GROW team and everyone at the Farm, we hope you have a very merry Christmas, and we’re already looking forward to welcoming our young people back in the new year!