Learning classes

Animals can help children during their growth and make them understand the importance of taking care of and respecting them.It is for this reason that we offer learning classes for adults and children.

CLASS 1 – HORSES AND FARM ANIMALS

Respect for animals and their relationship with man

Target:
Children in kindergarten and primary school

Description

After arrival and a short break, the staff members present themselves and their respective roles and briefly describe the farming enterprise and the learning activities.

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As a first step, we’ll visit the stables where, together with the children, we’ll prepare the food rations for all the farm animals, briefly describing the products we use, then we’ll distribute them, stopping where each animal is kept, in order to describe the breeds and their main characteristics.

We’ll take a short break in the garden at mid-morning with a snack offered by us, then we’ll visit the stables to learn how to care for a horse.

Finally, we’ll play some games and see what concepts were learned and allow each child the opportunity to express their comments regarding the day spent with us and our animals.

At the end, each child will receive a certificate of attendance.
For those who will be eating at the agritourism, activities will continue in the afternoon, which include preparing the horses and the child’s first approach with them.
The fee for this activity is 8.00 Euros including snack and teaching materials. Teachers do not pay. We can accommodate up to a maximum of 60 children, but we are at your disposal to evaluate specific cases.

Available from January to December.

Teaching objectives

  • Discover the animals and their environment;
  • Develop a love-respect relationship between humans and animals;
  • Become familiar with the characteristics of a farming enterprise and its production activities;
  • Perceive the sensitivity of the animals;
  • Learn through the 5 senses.

Contents

  • Biological cycle of crops and animals;
  • Safety standards and animal wellbeing;
  • Description and characteristics of the animals;
  • Methods and techniques of breeding;
  • Work animals and animals used in food production;


Methodology: practical exercises, group work, and learning games.

Typical day

Ore 9.00 am: arrival at the farm. Presentation by the owner and staff. Prepare backpacks and short break.

Ore 9.15 am: description of the farming enterprise and the animals on the farm.

Ore 9.30 am: at the stables to learn what each animal eats. Prepare food rations with the children.

Ore 10.00 am: visit to the farm animals and feeding time. Brief description of the various breeds.

Ore 11.00 am: short break in the garden with snacks offered by us, which include a typical sweet or snack with our own farm produce.

Ore 11.30 am: all at the stables to learn how to care for a horse, with active participation of the children.

Ore 12.30 pm: play a game to test the concepts learned. Before going, guests can leave their comments regarding the day spent with us. Certificate of attendance issued.

After lunch: groom and prepare horses for a first approach with them.

Advice

We recommend the use of appropriate clothing and footwear (practical clothes, comfortable shoes, hat, waterproof jacket).
It is important that we are notified if any child has a food allergy (grass, hay, wheat, pollen, …) or special dietary needs.

Do not bring snacks (snacks will be provided by us). All animals must be respected, and the safety guidelines must be followed.

You may dine at the agritourism. Contact us for prices.

 


 

Class 2 – MEAT PROCESSING LAB

From our pastures to our tables …

Target
Middle School and High School students.

Description

After arriving at the farm and a short coffee break, we’ll present the staff and their respective roles and briefly describe the farming enterprise and our activities.

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We’ll take a walk to see the entire facility and our animals and spend the morning in the cured meat factory.

At mid-morning, you’ll be able to enjoy a snack/coffee break offered by us. At the end of the morning, we’ll view the finished products, their curing stages and preservation, and their final destination.

We’ll participate in group activities where everyone will have the opportunity to express their own opinions regarding the day spent with us.
The fee for the activity is 10.00 Euros including snack. Teachers do not pay. We can accommodate up to a maximum of 30, but we are at your disposal to evaluate specific cases.

Available from January to December.

Contents

  • HACCP standards;
  • Meat processing cycle: from arrival to the finished product;
  • Tools and equipment used in meat processing;
  • Characteristics of cured meats;
  • Structure of the cured meat factory;
  • Hygiene standards;
  • Sanification standards;
  • Meat production chain;

Teaching objectives

  • Understanding the structure and organization of the cured meat factory;
  • Health and hygiene standards in meat processing;
  • Product traceability.


Methodology: practical exercises.

Typical day

Ore 9.00: arrival at the farm. Presentation of the staff and their respective roles. Short coffee break.

Ore 9.15: description of the farming enterprise and activities;

Ore 9.30: walking tour of the entire facility;

Ore 10.00: in the cured meat factory. Description of the structure, of the production cycle, as well as description of the tools, the machines used, and their functions;

Ore 11.00: coffee break and snack offered by us;

Ore 11.30: in the cured meat factory. Description of the processing of various cured meat products and practical demonstration;

Ore 12.45: before going, guests can leave their comments regarding the day spent with us.

Advice

We recommend the use of appropriate clothing and footwear (practical clothes, comfortable shoes, hat, waterproof jacket).
It is important that we are notified if any child has a food allergy (grass, hay, wheat, pollen, …) or special dietary needs.

Do not bring snacks (snacks will be provided by us). All animals must be respected, and the safety guidelines must be followed.

You may dine at the agritourism. Contact us for prices.