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We are proud to support Children’s Mental Health Week 2017 (6-12 February).

We want everyone to ‘spread a little kindness’ , the smallest acts of kindness can really make a big difference.

Published 03/02/2017

 

Some of the animals on the farm was treated to a special Halloween treat!

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Published 31/10/2016

We’re very excited to introduce a few new arrivals to the farm family 🐍
These are, a beautiful 6ft female Peruvian long tail, boa and two fluffy female chinchillas to accompany our current chinchilla, Gromit.
Published 31/10/2016

Have heard us on the radio recently?

We took to the air on BBC Radio Sheffield to take part in their radio game show – Clueless, the aim of the game is to help Howie and Kat solve the clues across South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire and beat the clue master.

Skip to 01:10:10 to hear our part of the show.

Published 25/09/2016

We have transferred Our Positive about Disability ‘Two Ticks’ scheme to the new Disability Confident scheme.

As we was already committed to the recruitment and retention of disabled people, we gained the new Disability Confident award rather quickly.

Published 07/09/2016

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Stephen has been working with us for the last 8 months, he’s been a great asset to us and we wish him the very best for his future.

We have been working with Shaw Trust for individuals to gain work experience and new skills in the hope they can find full time employment.

Published 22/08/2016

 

We are now taking orders for festive birds which include:

  • Turkeys
  • Geese
  • Ducks

Contact us via our website, call us or pop into the farm to pre order now

*Subject to availability

Published 22/08/2016

We’ve been working with Parkside Community School to help support their ‘2016 Year 10 Work Experience Programme’. We was delighted to have some of their Y10 students attend the farm, we wish them all the luck for the future.

We look forward to helping support Parkside in future years to come.

Published 28/07/2016

Eric has been a great asset to us over the last 5 months, we wish him the very best for his future.

We have been working with Shaw Trust for individuals to gain work experience and new skills in the hope they can find full time employment.

Published 07/07/2016

Here are our new Iron Age piglets born 01/07/2016 having their first feed.

Published 01/07/2016

We’d like to introduce you all to our newest calf, born 16/06/2016.

 Published 16/06/2016

 

News From Fair Train

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More than ever, young people are leaving education without the experience needed to gain work. This skills gap reduces their likelihood of getting a job (increasing youth unemployment).

Fair Train supports organisations to be able to deliver these opportunities, through the Work Experience Quality Standard accreditation. As a small charity working on a national level, we have now set up a crowdfunding campaign on GlobalGiving to support the vital work that our partner organisations carry out.

We need your help in raising awareness of the campaign to encourage more individuals and organisations to recognise the value of work experience in allowing young people to gain skills, confidence, and ultimately, employment.

GlobalGiving is running a five-week challenge to encourage charities to raise funds from their supporters. If we manage to raise £2,500 from 50 donors by 18th July, we could receive additional bonus funds along with a permanent place on GlobalGiving’s website. This will be crucial in helping us achieve our aims of supporting other charities to become sustainable.

Please help us to support this campaign by:

  • Donating to the campaign to help us to transform lives. An individual donation of £10 could provide new resource templates for charities, and organisational support of £300 could help cover the cost of a training course
  • Sharing this email within your organisation
  • Including an article on your website and in your newsletter
  • Sharing the campaign on organisation and individual social media accounts
  • Including a link on your email signature.

Find out more about the campaign here and GlobalGiving’s challenge here.

Thank you for your support.

Published 21/05/2016

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Our very own Jack Boyd (Assessor/Tutor) is taking part in Ultra White Collar Boxing to raise funds for cancer research. Jack will be punched in the face for 3, 2 minute rounds for the fight against cancer.

Please sponsor him, even as little as a pound will really help in the battle against cancer.

For more information on UWCB, or if you want to sign up yourself follow the link www.ultrawhitecollarboxing.co.uk

If you would like any more information then you can email Jack directly at jack.boyd@excellfortraining.co.uk

Published 06/05/2016

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A new report (August 2015) commissioned by Natural England’s Outdoors for All Programme in partnership with Care Farming UK and the University of Essex, sets out the benefits of care farming and offers recommendations for expanding the services for health and social care commissioners.

Click Here To See The Report

Published 29/04/2016

We are proud to announce our grade 1 – outstanding outcome on our recent quality assurance visit from Nottingham City Secondary Education Partnership for our Alternative Provision. This is the second year in a row we have given the grade 1 – outstanding.

Published 31/03/2016

In November 2015 we achieved the Gold accreditation of the Work Experience Quality Standard. We are proud of this award and thankful for all the hard work our staff & volunteers put in daily.

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Published 01/12/2016

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