Covid-19: An update from Jamie’s Farm - click to expand or hide
Updated April 2021
The latest announcement in the road out of lockdown confirmed the Department for Education will allow residential visits from mainstream schools to take place from 17th May. This is huge news for the education sector and particularly significant for Jamie’s Farm.
We have been able to run a full programme of Day Visits at points during national restrictions, and we have been able to run residentials for specific groups of vulnerable children; but this latest news will allow a vast increase in the amount of time our farms will be busy with the sights and sounds of children getting stuck in to all sorts of tough jobs, and enjoying the beauty and nurture that our farms have to offer. Unlike last Summer, when residentials for children were omitted in any of the easing of restrictions, this confirmation also demonstrates the value that the DfE places in our work. Thanks to it, Jamie’s Farm and countless other organisations will be able to offer transformative residentials to vastly more children, promoting re-engagement with education, supporting mental health and simply giving children joyful memories at a time they really need them.
Jamie’s Farm is open, ready to welcome groups and filling up fast. If you have a group of young people who need us please see our school’s page for more information and get in touch to book.
The safety of our visiting young people and their teachers, our staff and volunteers as well as the communities surrounding our farms remains our utmost priority. We have put in place effective measures and procedures to keep everybody safe while on our farms. We will, of course, continue to monitor public health guidance and ensure we meet all guidelines and best practice.
We are determined to do all we can to ensure that Jamie’s Farm emerges from this crisis in a strong position so that we can continue to have a transformative impact on some of the country’s most deserving young people. If you would like to help us weather the storm, click here to support us.
We want to extend a huge thank you to all our dedicated school partners, supporters and staff who have helped us throughout this period so that we can continue to change the lives of young people for years to come. We will keep you updated on our progress.
With Best Wishes,
The Jamie’s Farm Team