The Collingwood Childrens' Farm (Abbotsford)

Come and experience a unique Farm to Fork learning experience.

Excursion: 2 hours

Suitable for: Students (Grades up to year 12)

Theme options: A: Food Studies

                          B: Humanities (Geography)

                          C: Humanities (Civics and Citizenship)

                          D: Business Management

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Excursion Details

Location:                    The Collingwood Childrens' Farm, Abbotsford

Cost:                           Min. $300 for up to 15 students, plus $20 per additional student

Max class size:           30 students (Negotiable)

Times:                         1.00pm to 3.00pm

Other:                         No GST is applicable to the excursion for registered schools


What the students will get

  • A truly educational, hands-on, and fun experience.

  • An opportunity to explore different themes around Farm to Fork.

  • Expert tuition from an experienced and passionate educator.

  • We provide all program materials.


What the students will learn and do

Theme A - Food Studies (Grades 4 - 12)

  • Excursion 

Understanding: How food processing has impacted on our food culture and changed western cuisine.

Inquiry: Guided farm tour discussing soil care; biodiversity; biosecurity; sustainable farming practices and the impact of factory farming; food ethics; the rise of organic farming and artisan food production.

Application: Students have the opportunity to become part of the volunteer workforce on another day after the excursion.


Theme B - Humanities (Geography) (Grades 4 - 12)

  • Excursion 

Understanding: To look at the environmental and human influences on the ‘Peninsula Site’, its development and the role of food production.

Inquiry: Guided site tour which incorporates exploration of the responses that three communities have had on the land and strategies for resource management.

      • indigenous use of the site;
      • settlement by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd;
      • community activism and current land use

Discussion on our changing community attitudes to food production and how this impacts on farming practices.

Application: Students have the opportunity to become part of the volunteer workforce on another day after the excursion.


Theme C - Humanities (Civics and Citizenship) (Grades 7 - 12)

  • Excursion

Understanding: “Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in”. Author Unknown 

Inquiry: Guided site tour focusing on the history of volunteerism on the site and the contribution it has made to the community and society.  Discussion on the role that volunteerism continues to have at the Farm and the Convent site, and how it is managed.

Application: Students have the opportunity to become part of the volunteer workforce on another day after the excursion.


Theme D - Business Management (Grades 11 - 12)

  • Excursion

Understanding: Examine typical activities that are essential to sustain an ethical, socially responsible, not-for-profit small business and promote successful growth.

Inquiry: Self-directed site tour in small groups, which incorporates exploration of one of the following topics per group:

      • Risk management;
      • Asset management;
      • Financial management

 Application:

      • During the tour, each group observes, considers, and lists their observations and assessments on their respective assigned inquiry topic.
      • All groups reassemble and each group provides a brief verbal report on their findings.  Discussion and Q&A session at the end.
      • Students have the opportunity to become part of the volunteer workforce on another day after the excursion.


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