‘Step Into Sport’ day a huge success!

Fairfield Farm College organised a sport leadership day called 'Step Into Sport'. It was aimed at students with additional needs who wanted to lead and students who want to work with students who have additional needs. It's a day based around inclusion and how to...

Student election campaigns in full swing

Student elections are in full swing here at Fairfield Farm College! Take a look at some of the fantastic election posters below.   The college will be holding the vote next Wednesday (23rd October). Students are coming off timetable for the day, so that we can explore...

NATSPEC National Student Voice Parliament

Students from Fairfield Farm College will be attending the Natspec National Student Voice Parliament event at Queen Alexandra College on November 12th. Our student council from last year will be going to represent the college. Students attending will be; Ashley...

Sweet peas, Reindeers, compost bins and more, this week at Fairfield Farm College

Students build new compost bins Students have worked really hard building, dismantling, building, dismantling and finally building again the 4 new compost bins on site. Tenacious and resilient. A student described it as 'Hell', but still wanted to put the last slats...

Sports Leaders deliver activity session at Bupa Trowbridge Care Home

Yesterday the Sports Leaders returned to the BUPA Trowbridge Care Home to deliver the activity session they carefully prepared last week. The residents aren't allowed to be photographed for social media, but I think you will be able to 'feel' how much fun we were all...

FAIRFIELD FARM COLLEGE WORKING WITH CENTRE PARCS LONGLEAT FOREST

Five students from Fairfield Farm College have started a new 12-month work placement project at Centre Parcs. The College, based in Dilton Marsh, delivers programmes to support young people with learning disabilities to learn new skills for the world of work. This...

Students experience looking after Tropical fish

Keeping tropical fish is a very new experience for us. Today we carried out a water change to help keep our fish healthy. We used a siphon tube to remove the old water and a jug to pour the new water back in. Before putting the new water in, we had to make sure it was...

Classes in full swing at Fairfield Farm College

 With the new term well underway at Fairfield Farm College, there is lots going on across the campus. Here are a few updates from the various classes students are undertaking. Sports Leaders Following last week's visit to Trowbridge Oaks Care Home, our Sports Leaders...

Record breaking success for Harry Humphries

Harry Humphries is celebrating a massive achievement upon return from the European Down Syndrome Swimming championship in Olbia, Sardinia. Harry represented Team GB and competed against 19 countries from all over the world. Harry was on a winning streak, reaching four...

Student, carer & resident feedback at Fairfield Farm College

Over the coming weeks we will be issuing feedback questionaires to students, residents and families to see how their experience has been attending and enrolling at Fairfield Farm College.  The results of the feedback will be published here.

‘Step Into Sport’ day a huge success!

Fairfield Farm College organised a sport leadership day called 'Step Into Sport'. It was aimed at students with additional needs who wanted to lead and students who want to work with students who have additional needs. It's a day based around inclusion and how to...

Student election campaigns in full swing

Student elections are in full swing here at Fairfield Farm College! Take a look at some of the fantastic election posters below.   The college will be holding the vote next Wednesday (23rd October). Students are coming off timetable for the day, so that we can explore...

NATSPEC National Student Voice Parliament

Students from Fairfield Farm College will be attending the Natspec National Student Voice Parliament event at Queen Alexandra College on November 12th. Our student council from last year will be going to represent the college. Students attending will be; Ashley...

Sports Leaders deliver activity session at Bupa Trowbridge Care Home

Yesterday the Sports Leaders returned to the BUPA Trowbridge Care Home to deliver the activity session they carefully prepared last week. The residents aren't allowed to be photographed for social media, but I think you will be able to 'feel' how much fun we were all...

FAIRFIELD FARM COLLEGE WORKING WITH CENTRE PARCS LONGLEAT FOREST

Five students from Fairfield Farm College have started a new 12-month work placement project at Centre Parcs. The College, based in Dilton Marsh, delivers programmes to support young people with learning disabilities to learn new skills for the world of work. This...

Students experience looking after Tropical fish

Keeping tropical fish is a very new experience for us. Today we carried out a water change to help keep our fish healthy. We used a siphon tube to remove the old water and a jug to pour the new water back in. Before putting the new water in, we had to make sure it was...

Classes in full swing at Fairfield Farm College

 With the new term well underway at Fairfield Farm College, there is lots going on across the campus. Here are a few updates from the various classes students are undertaking. Sports Leaders Following last week's visit to Trowbridge Oaks Care Home, our Sports Leaders...

Record breaking success for Harry Humphries

Harry Humphries is celebrating a massive achievement upon return from the European Down Syndrome Swimming championship in Olbia, Sardinia. Harry represented Team GB and competed against 19 countries from all over the world. Harry was on a winning streak, reaching four...

Student, carer & resident feedback at Fairfield Farm College

Over the coming weeks we will be issuing feedback questionaires to students, residents and families to see how their experience has been attending and enrolling at Fairfield Farm College.  The results of the feedback will be published here.

Sports Leaders visit Trowbridge Oaks Care Home

Fairfield Farm College has a whole host of new Sports Leaders for this academic year. On the 25th September, our Sports Leaders visited the BUPA Trowbridge Oaks Care Home. Students talked to the residents about what they like to do & performed some simple tasks so...

Students return to Fairfield Farm College

Fairfield Farm College is one again a hive of activity, as we welcome back our students after the summer break. This year is a momentous one for Fairfield Farm College, as we have taken our biggest intake in the history of the college, with over 105 students being...

Halloween fun coming to Fairfield Farm College!

Join us this Halloween as Fairfield Farm College is getting spooky! Will you find the clues and manage to solve the TRICK OR TREAT TRAIL? Solve the clues and you’ll win a treat (£2.00 per child). We’ve also got a Halloween themed colouring competition to win a Hope Nature Centre family ticket for up to 6 people! Our Animal Walk and Cafe will also be available to enjoy. We hope to see you for some spooktacular fun!

New car park & hedge statement

We want to apologise for any disruption and upset caused by the current works to the farmhouse. We pride ourselves on our work with the community and try to communicate through notices in the café/shop, on our website and social media. If there are any further...

GRADUATION 2019 AT FAIRFIELD FARM COLLEGE

The last few weeks have been extremely busy at Fairfield Farm College, as staff and students finish the academic year with a flurry of activities to celebrate the years achievements. Fairfield, a Specialist College for students with special educational needs, has had...

Sock fundraising success at Fairfield Farm College!

Wiltshire Police visited Fairfield Farm College to present a certificate for raising £155 for World Down Syndrome awareness day in March 2019. Socks were sold around the college that raised money for DS Work Fit which supports people with Down Syndrome find work in...

Youth Club presents medals to football league players

It was the last Youth Club of the academic year on July 11th, and students taking part in the football league were given their medals in the end of year ceremony. Youth Club starts again on September 12th, with live music featuring Night in the Blind House at the...

Fairfield Farm College Country Fayre 2019

Fairfield Farm College hosted their Country Fayre and Family Fun Day on Saturday 6th July, and welcomed hundreds of visitors to a day of fun in the sunshine. There were a variety of activities going on including a Dog Show, games stalls, a dance troupe, stalls, a BBQ,...

Students enjoy a sunny sports day at Fairfield Farm College

Students at Fairfield Farm College enjoyed a fantastic day of sports and activities in the sunshine at their annual Sports Day. Students participated in a variety of activities including: Tennis, dancing, archery, skateboarding and even a spot of frisbee. Students...

Students enjoy the Fairfield Farm College Summer Ball

Students enjoyed their end of year Summer Ball, getting dressed up for the jungle themed occasion. Alongside delicious food, games and dancing, students were able to let their hair down and enjoy an evening with their classmates. Below is a selection of images from...

Students enjoy day out to Longleat

Students were recently treated to a day out to Longleat, as a celebration of all their hard work across the school year. Students enjoyed all the classic attractions including the drive through Safari, the boat ride featuring the cheeky sealions and seeing the new...

Rotary Club of Westbury fundraise for Fairfield Farm College

Fairfield Farm College wanted to give a big thank you to everyone at Rotary Club of Westbury for their donation from events and activities they have hosted over the past year. The generous donation will go towards a community indoor horse and sporting space coming in...

Green fingered students help with Warminster Rockery Project

Despite the rain, Fairfield Farm College students worked hard and did a fantastic job planting a variety of different flowers and vegetables at the Warminster Rockery Project. Students helped with planting courgettes, pricking out Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Habanero...

Learn Sign Language with Sign On at Fairfield Farm College

Join Sign On and earn your British Sign Language Level 1 Award. It's a great course for those learning sign language with little or no experience. It's a fantastic skill to learn, whether it's for work or home. See all the details on the leaflet below.We hope to see...

2019 Country Fayre and Family Fun Day

FAIRFIELD FARM COLLEGE COUNTRY FAYRE & FAMILY FUND DAY JULY 6TH 2019 - 11AM UNTIL 4PM Join us on July 6th for our Country Fayre and Family Fun Day! Enjoy a variety of different activities including; Games, Stalls, BBQ and Bar, Bouncy Castle, Cream Tea's, Stalls,...

FAIRFIELD FARM COLLEGE GET COLOURFUL AT 2019 COLOUR RUN

On Thurs 6th June, FFC & Lavington School joined forces again, to plan, organise & deliver the Wilts Rainbow Shower Event. Now in it's third year, the event, aimed at children with additional needs was more popular than ever! Schools from across Swindon &...

Westbury Young People Awards nominations at Fairfield Farm College

Fairfield Farm College is very excited to announce that students have been shortlisted for 2 awards at this years Westbury Young People Awards.Harry Humphries – Young Individual Sportsperson of the Year AwardFairfield Farm College Student Council – School Council...

Paralympic tennis player Louise Hunt visits Fairfield Farm College!

Fairfield Farm College were very excited to host Paralympic tennis player Louise Hunt, who visited our Sports Leaders again, as part of the Youth Sport Trust 'Beyond the Baseline' project. They wrote a plan for their event & put it in their Learner Evidence...

MITCHEL BROWN AIMING FOR OLYMPIC SUCCESS

Mitchel Brown, a student at Fairfield Farm College, is celebrating a variety of sporting triumphs over the past few months, including ranking highly in a range of competitive athletic events.Mitchel is a keen runner, with the 100m and 200m as his main events. He is...

Summer sports coming to Fairfield Farm College

There is plenty going on at Fairfield Farm College in the run-up to the summer, with lots of activities going on!  Thursday 6th June 2019 - Rainbow Shower Event The Rainbow Shower Event is taking place at Lavington School. This fun and messy event involves lots of...

Spring blooms on the Wylye Valley Arts Trail

The Enterprise students have been busy preparing for the Wylye Valley Arts trail. Whether it's been painted, knitted or another medium, there are some really impressive pieces that our students have created! Pieces are for sale, and some have already been snapped up...

Students shine at NATSPEC ‘Have A Go’ Games

Students at Fairfield Farm College made a very special trip to Paignton in Devon for the NATSPEC ‘Have A Go’ Games. Students got the opportunity to take park in a wide variety of different activities which included; tennis activities, football skills, taiko drumming...

Students attend ‘Spring in the park’ fete

On the 5th May, students from Fairfield Farm College attended the ‘Spring in the park’ fete in Warminster. As the Mayor’s chosen charity of the year, we were invited to take part and held a fun stall that students ran. There was a great turn out, and the weather,...

New kids on the block…

This week, our new goat kids have moved from their off-show accommodation out on to the Animal Walk. We spent some time with them to make sure they settled in with the others, which gave us a chance to give them a check-over (and a cuddle!) We currently have three...

Swimming success for student Harry Humpries

Harry was first spotted in April 2017 at a gala in Southampton specifically for people with Downs Syndrome.  Harry had only been swimming for a short time and this was his second gala but he performed well. At that time, he was only swimming once a week with Bristol...

Wyle Valley Arts Week

Fairfield Farm College will be taking part in Wyle Valley Arts Week from 18th to 27th May 2019.  Visit the college farm cafe and shop throughout the week and see the students artwork displayed.  Plus see this years Yarn Bomb display by the Woolley Wednesday group who...

Deaf Awareness Training

Deaf Awareness Training aims to bring an understanding of the everyday barriers experienced between D/deaf people and the hearing world. It is suitable for those who: Wish to acquire a basic understanding and awareness of deafness and deaf people; Need to acquire the...

Mitchel Brown – Fundraising Achievement

Fairfield Farm College student, Mitchel Brown, has taken part in an Ultra Challenge by walking 25K on Easter Sunday, joined by his mum and sister.  Mitch is raising funds for the College.  Mitch has said ‘he really wanted to raise funds for his own charity and help...

Group Mural

Group mural, coming along nicely. The idea from one of our students .

Fresh Egg from the Farm

Our chickens, ducks and turkeys are laying well. We collect the eggs daily to sell in the Farm Shop here at Fairfield. We just love the variety of colours our chickens give us, and now we are getting a steady supply of duck and turkey eggs too! Never tried a turkey...

New Highland Cattle on the Animal Walk

We are absolutely loving working with our new Highland cows, Nessie (white/ blonde) , Neeps (dun/ brown with horns) and Morag (red). They can be seen from the Animal Walk too, so come along and meet them. Morag, is very nosy and will probably come to see you!

Equine Holiday Workshop

We held our ever popular Equine holiday workshop. The group enjoyed learning how to groom horses, lead the Shetland ponies and braid the horse's manes and tails. All this as well as riding the horses in our arena and taking part in mounted games!

Screen Printing

Screen printed baby grows. Will be on sale at the college this week, perfect for the summer months.

Music to your ears!

An innovative project designed by one of our wonderful students, a recycled mountain bike wind chime. It’s music to your ears !

Recycled Student Projects

Recycled and reusable blackboard painted jars, for use as vases for any occasion. The students came up with this enterprise idea as a team so please do support us by popping into the cafe to see their unique designs.

Fairfield Farm Shop Wins 2nd Place in 2019 Wiltshire Life Awards

Fairfield Farm College Farm Shop was awarded 2nd place in the Village Shop 2019 Wiltshire Life Awards.  The Wiltshire Life Awards celebrate the extraordinary people, communities and businesses in our County.  The Awards seek to promote Wiltshire Businesses and...

Cricket Festival

Fairfield Farm College and Lavington School organised & delivered a day of cricket activities for 106 pupils from 7 different schools & colleges across Wiltshire.  This was the culmination of a block of work completed for their Sports Leaders UK Level 1...

Going Green

We are going green at Fairfield Farm College by reducing our plastic waste. We will be serving take away drinks in reusable cups. Buy one of our bamboo cups for £5 and get your first drink free and a further 15% off your hot drinks every time you return.Help support...

Fresh Eggs for Sale

We have some freshly laid eggs from the hens at Fairfield Farm College, £1.20 per half a dozen. Purchase them from our shop. Hurry whilst stocks last.

Animal Walk Open 6th April 2019

Fairfield Farm College Animal Walk will be open from Saturday 6th April 2019, just in time for the Easter holidays.  Why not pop down and see our new additions the Highland Cows.  Meet the chickens, ducks, alpacas, sheep and pigs plus we are hoping for some baby lambs...

Meet our new Highland Cattle

Fairfield Farm College has welcomed some new highland cattle to the farm.  Please come and see them on our animal walk when it reopens at Easter.

Sports Leaders teaching their Peers.

Fairfield Farm College Sports Leaders visited Lavington School to teach their Sports Leaders the carousel of cricket activities they have planned for the Inclusive Cricket Festival. Everyone completed the group warm up designed for the 100+ participants & then...

Fairfield Celebrates Apprenticeship Award

Fairfield Farm College has been awarded the 2019 Wiltshire College Medium Business of the Year Award for Apprenticeships during National Apprenticeship Week. Wiltshire College and University Centre is currently working with more than 1,500 apprentices in 37 industry...

Artwork for Hope Nature Centre

Mondrian inspired art for display at the Hope Nature Centre Cafe. Please do visit and have a look at some of the great work from our students at Fairfield.

Chicks on the farm

This week we have welcomed some new arrivals on the farm. Last month, we collected some of the beautiful blue eggs from our crested cream legbar chickens and put them in the incubator. Twenty-one days later, and chicks have arrived. We are currently learning how to...

Lots of Socks Day 2019

Fairfield Farm College is excited to support the World Down Syndrome ‘Lots of socks’ Day 2019 which takes place on the 21st March. We will be undertaking this fundraiser in partnership with Swindon Downs Group and Wiltshire Police.The proceeds from the sock sales will...

‘Quick Hands’ in Physical Education

Last week we looked at improving our fitness & using 'quick feet'. Today we extended this to using 'quick hands'. We practiced using both hands to move the speedstacks as fast as we could. We then transferred our skills to boxing movements. Everyone really...

Students work selected for Black Swan Arts

After an overwhelming amount of entries to the Black Swan Arts Competition 2019, Fairfield were fortunate enough to have 3 entries chosen to go into the exhibition.It will run for most of April so please do visit the Black Swan to have a...

Horse Grooming

Last week in Equine, the groups have been working really hard to groom the college horses as they have started moulting. Grooming out the loose hair helps to keep the horses more comfortable and stops the hair getting matted. By the end of the session the yard had a...

Sports Leaders Cricket Festival

The Sports Leaders will be delivering an Inclusive Cricket Festival later this month. Today they practiced some of their planned activities. They really thought about how to make the activities harder & easier & how to motivate the group.

Panathlon Champions Final

Fairfield Farm College saw 14 students represent Wiltshire at the South England Panathlon Champions Final which was held in Stoke Mandeville Stadium.  The students were well behaved and coped well with the early start and long journey.  The student showed great team...

Student Mitchel Brown Fundraising for the College

Fairfield Farm College student, Mitchel Brown is fundraising for the college by taking part in an Ultra Challenge, he will be walking 25K on Easter Sunday to raise funds for the college.  Mitch will be walking with his mum and sister who are also taking part in the...

Personalised Mosaics

Students have been working on a variety of mosaics lately and have done an amazing job. If you would like a personalised mosaic then please do let us know. Email enterprise@ffc.ac.uk for more info.

Keeping Fit and Healthy

We like to keep fit & healthy at Fairfield Farm College, so in PE we have been using 'quick feet' to raise our heart & breathing rates. The students also thought about how to challenge themselves by making the tasks more difficult.

Enterprise Projects

Bits n Bobs Jars; students have been developing their team working skills on this enterprise project.  Students have also been working on T-shirt printing and ceramic dishes.  All available to purchase in the Farm Cafe.  

Equine and Stable Management

In Equine and stable management, the groups have been learning how to clean the tack (saddles and bridles) that we use when riding. Tack cleaning is very important as it means we can check the tack for signs of wear or damage, keep the leather is good condition and...

Animal Management Newcomers

In animal management we recently welcomed four newcomers to Fairfield Farm College. Meet our new rats Dave, Jeff, Kevin and Gary! We had a competition among the students to choose the best names. They have already proved to be a big hit.

Watercolours

A beautiful watercolour produced by one of our talented students

Communication Skills

The Sports Leaders were thinking about how to communicate with people who cannot see. How do we guide? How do we help? They realised how important it is to give simple clear instructions & to slow down when explaining something. They also understood how important...

Animal Walk

Our animal walk is closed just for a short while to give the fields time to breath and recover after the winter ...Thank you to all our customers for your patience and support.  You can visit Hope Nature Centre in Southwick, Trowbridge to view some of our other...

Hope Nature Centre Re-Opening Fun Day!

Come along on Saturday 16th February 2019 to the Hope Nature Centre Re-Opening Fun Day, the event is running between 11am and 3pm.  There will be Tropical Discovery Workshops, Animal Petting, Pony Grooming, Active Trowbridge Sports Roadshow, Facepainting &...

Mosaics

Wonderful mosaics in progress, watch this space for the finished entries for the Black Swan Gallery.  

Experimenting with watercolours

Last week we have been experimenting with watercolours. Have a peek at some of the lovely pieces created by our students in Art Enterprise.

Black Swan Young Open Art Competition

The Young Open is the Black Swan in Frome's annual competition for creatives between the ages of 8 and 19. The Black Swan says "We’re always impressed with the variety and vibrancy of work submitted. And it’s one of our best-attended exhibitions of the year."   The...

Wessex Model Toy Collectors Donation

Fairfield Farm College students Jade and Tayanna were delighted to attended a cheque presentation event for The Wessex Model and Toy Collectors group (WMTC).Fairfield Farm College have been the clubs 2018 Charity of the Year where they raised funds through auctions...

Student Artwork

Some wonderful student made art pieces to go up in the Hope Nature Centre Cafe.  Mexican Art has been the theme of this session.

Bath Fizz Project

Luxury bath fizz, handmade by students this week in enterprise

Feltmaking Project

Feltmaking project. The students have been working as a team on their projects and developing their communication and problem solving skills.

Snow Day in Equine

The Fairfield horses have been enjoying some fun in the snow today! Luckily the equine groups were very organised and took up lots of hay bales to their fields, so today they have still had plenty to eat despite the deep coverage of snow. Staff have been on hand to...

Fairfield Egg Hunt

Fairfield Farm College will be holding its Annual Egg Hunt organised and run by the students on Friday 29th March 2019 from 10am to 4pm at the college. Find 4 different coloured eggs and win a prize, find the golden egg and win a £20 Gift Voucher.  £3.00 per child. ...

Fairfield Farm Shop

Fairfield Farm Shop have a selection of beautiful gifts and cards in stock for Valentine's Day, Birthday's and Special Occasions.  The staff and students have been working really hard to display the products and ensure everything is stocked up.  Why not pop in and...

Enterprise Gifts on Sale

The students in Enterprise have been working really hard producing handmade gifts to sell in Fairfield Farm Shop and Cafe.  All the funds raised from the sale of the gifts will go back into Enterprise to help fund new projects.  Come and take a look when you next...

Hope Nature Centre Cafe Re-Opens

Hope Nature Centre Cafe Re-opened on Monday 28th January 2019, after being closed for 4 weeks for refurbishment works using funding secured through a Masonic Grant.  The cafe has a new colour scheme, table cloths, chairs and a brand new menu.  Pop over for a coffee...

Photography

Students have been exploring the possibilities of photography. There have been some exciting things going on this week in enterprise.

Creativity in Enterprise

The students have been getting creative this week in Enterprise, making bunting and decorating horseshoe flowers for the garden.

Handmade Soap

Come and check out our handmade soap, available to buy in the college farm shop.  

Hope Nature Centre Valentines Specials

Join us at Hope Nature Centre for Valentines Day Specials on Sunday 17th February 2019.  There will be a Valentines Sunday Lunch served between 12 noon and 2pm,  A Sunday roast with crispy roast potatoes and a selection of seasonal vegetables, with a desert or starter...

Hope Nature Centre Re-Opening

To celebrate the refurbishment works at Hope Nature Centre, we are holding a re-opening fun day at Hope Nature Centre on Saturday 16th February 2019 from 11am to 3pm so that the community can join us to celebrate the newly refurbished kitchen and café.  There will be...

Donate Online

You can now donate online using our 'Donate Button', this can be found on the website.  Simply click the button and donate to Fairfield Farm College.  All funds donated go directly to benefit the college.  The current focus of our fundraising is on a new indoor multi...

Sports Leaders

In Weds' session our Sports Leaders thought about the different ways in which we communicate. They completed two activities1) In pairs- one student described a picture they had drawn & their partner tried to replicate it. However, they were only allowed to...

Hope Nature Centre Refurbishment

Hope Nature Centre has received a Masonic Grant to refurbish its kitchen and café.  Works began in January 2019 and will take around 4 weeks.  The Animal Park remains open and we are providing a limited menu and refreshments from our mobile van wagon on site. The new...

Equine Safety

First week back after the holidays and the groups in equine have been learning the safe way to tie up a horse. You need to tie up horses so that you can groom them, pick out their feet and tack them up ready for riding whilst keeping safe. Here are the group...

Table Cricket

We welcomed Wiltshire Cricket Growth Development Officer, Sam Dent to PE. Sam will be working with our PE groups for a few weeks. Today he introduced the students to Table Cricket. They also practiced their indoor cricket skills. The sessions were great! Everyone...

Egg Business

Now the days are getting longer, our hens are laying lots of eggs for the Fairfield Farm shop. We collect the eggs daily, and check them for damage before boxing them up and delivering them to the shop.Although most of our hens lay standard brown eggs, we have some...

Exercising the Horses

With the improved weather this past week the groups in Equine have been busy exercising the horses. This week we have been working on using our reins to steer the horses in and out of weaving cones and using their corners when riding around the horse arena.

End of Year Report

Fairfield Farm College is a registered charity delivering education and training to young people with learning difficulties and disabilities to prepare them for living and working. This year the Hope Nature Centre in Southwick, Trowbridge, joined the charity, offering...

Santa & Elf Dash

On Thursday 13th Dec Fairfield Farm College in Dilton Marsh hosted the Wiltshire annual Santa/Elf Dash, the college saw 400+ pupils, sports leaders & supporting staff from 23 primary schools, secondary schools, special schools & colleges take part in the...

Christmas Fair Success

Fairfield Farm College held its Annual Christmas Fair on Friday 7th December 2018, which was the biggest so far, the Mayor of Warminster opened proceedings at 6pm and we had a visit from the 'man in red' himself.  The event was supported by college staff and students...

Personal Safety Workshop

Foundation are having monthly workshops in their Friday afternoon tutorials covering issues such as Internet Safety, Road safety, looking after your money and personal items when out and about.  Last Friday we had a visit from the Local Police Community Support...

Horticulture

Students are now using the compost sump from the wormeries to feed the bulbs they have grown. Phew that stinks! Well done all! 

Physical Education

This week in PE our students continued training for the National Panathlon Championships (March 2019). They practiced throwing bean bags onto a target & into bins. They also competed on their own, in pairs & in threes in games of Boccia & New Age Kurling....

Equine Health Checks

With the recent change in the weather it has been even more important to check the heath of our horses and groom them to keep their coats in good condition. Our student have been hard at work bringing in and grooming our horses this past week.

Santa Dash

No long now until the Wiltshire Santa/Elf Dash. The FFC Sports Leaders have counted & distributed nearly 300 costumes across the County!  We have planned different activities to ensure everyone can be included in the fun. We can't wait!

Wiltshire Life Awards 2019

Fairfield Farm Shop has been nominated in the Wiltshire Life Awards 2019 which celebrates the hard work and achievements of those living in the county who strive to make it an even more incredible place to live.  We are delighted that Fairfield Farm Shop has been...

Warminster Santa Run

The Santa Fun/Run held in Warminster Town Park raised £164 for The British Heart Foundation and Fairfield Farm College. The Warminster Civic Centre raffle and street organ raised an additional £444 for the Mayor's charity Fairfield Farm College.  What fantastic...

Winning Christmas Design

The students at the college have been busy designing covers for the Christmas puddings that are being sold in the shop.  The students had around 3 weeks to come up with a festive design and to enter the competition.  The winning design was judged and chosen by the...

Serious Sewing

Some serious sewing has been happening this term. Students have been learning how to control the machine to enable them to create individual designs to go on sale in our cafe and shop.

Lest we forget!

Beautiful art work created by the enterprise students for Remembrance Sunday

Santa Train at Hope Nature Centre

Santa is coming to Hope Nature Centre - Every Saturday & Sunday in DecemberTrain departs at 10am, 12noon, 2pm & 4pmRide the Santa train through the park down to Santa’s Grotto Each child will meet Santa and get a special Christmas Gift!Price £10 per child...

Christmas Fair

Join us at Fairfield Farm College for our Christmas Fair on Friday 7th December 2018, from 6pm to 8pm.  External and internal stalls with home made goods, crafts, student work, mince pies, mulled wine, hotdogs/veggie dogs, Christmas raffle and Silent Auction. Look out...

Recycle and Re-use in Enterprise

The students have been creating beautiful wall collages over the past few weeks. They have been exploring the sensory side of Art Enterprise and how to recycle and re-use. Many of the designs will be available on greetings cards which will go on sale in the New...

Sports Leaders rise to the challenge

Sports Leaders Tom & Brodie & Wiltshire's Young Athlete Role Model Lizzie used all their officiating skills to help organise & deliver Boccia, New Age Kurling & Polybat at the Swindon & Wiltshire Panathlon.  They took on the challenge when asked...

Swindon and Wiltshire Panathlon

Fairfield Farm College students visited Marlborough College to compete in the Wiltshire and Swindon Panathlon.  We played Boccia, NAK, Polybat & Table Cricket & competed in indoor athletics activities against other schools and college's.  A fantastic team...

Farrier Visit

Last week in Equine and Stable management, our horses had a visit from our farrier Matthew Tilbury. The farrier looks after the horse's hooves and trims them so that the feet stay healthy. The group helped to prepare the horses for the farrier, hold them still and...

Step into Sport

Fairfield Farm College Sports Leaders took part in the 'Step into Sport' Leadership Days, last week.  The Sports Leaders presented and delivered to a group of students from Fairfield, Chew Valley, Lavington & St Edmunds, they spoke about why they became sports...

Sheep Health Check

Today on the farm, we gave all our Shetland sheep their autumn health check. We checked their feet, their teeth and their general condition, and also had a close look at their lovely crimped fleece.

Piglets on the Farm

Last week we welcomed a new litter of piglets to the farm. On Tuesday, Priscilla the pig gave birth to ten piglets. We helped move Priscilla and her family to a quiet area away from the Animal Walk which gave us a rare chance to handle piglets. They are so warm, but...

Hamper Donation

Want to win this fantastic hamper which has been donated by Carphone Warehouse then pop into our shop or the cafe and buy a raffle ticket. Tickets are £1 each and the draw will take place on Monday 17th December 2018. What a beautiful Christmas gift this would make. ...

Student Council

Students who have put themselves forward for Student Council election gave speeches to support their case for being elected. Following this all students cast their votes - watch this space for the result once the count is in!  

Car Washing Project

The car washing enterprise project has taken off with a bang. Students have been working incredibly hard this term and have developed many new and useful skills.

Apple Bobbing on the Farm

This week we introduced some of our animals to apple (and pear) bobbing. The goats soon got the hang of it, and we gave them some small pieces of apple as a treat. Priscilla the pig was able to crunch her apples and pears up and made everyone laugh by blowing bubbles...

Creative in Enterprise

Students getting creative with body and movement this week in Enterprise. They have been studying the artist, Keith Haring and will develop their ideas into fun products ready for the Christmas Fair.

Sporting Achievement!

Rachel Bown our Inclusive Sports and Exercise Co-ordinator at the college received an award from Triathlon England South West: 'Members Achievement Award'.  This award is in recognition of the Wiltshire Inclusive Triathlon that Rachel designed for children across...

In the Farm Shop

The students have been busy in the shop this morning, arranging a beautiful display of fresh fruit and vegetables to showcase what we have on offer for our customers.  They look delicious!

Foundation Tutor’s Fundraising Challenge

Sheena our Foundation Tutor is one month into her weigh loss challenge fundraiser for Fairfield Farm College.  Sheena is aiming to loose 2 stone by Christmas and she is already 1 stone lighter.  Amazing, well done Sheena! Sheena's story in her own words: "At one point...

Clothes Bank

Help us fundraise by turning your unwanted clothes into funds for the college. We now have a clothes back in the cafe car park, donations are weighed in and we get funds per kilo for the college. We accept clothes, shoes (in pairs), sheets, towels,...

Animal Walk Litter Pick

Last week, the animal management students went litter picking around the animal walk and the fields close by, they found so much rubbish that it filled up the classroom table.  A session well spent and a much tidier animal walk for the public and students...

Art Enterprise

Art Enterprise students have been busy making an array of beautiful mosaics, which can be bought from the college shop or made to order if you would like a specific design.  This week the students have also made these cool T-shirts, which are ideal to...

Sports Leaders

The Sports Leaders identified what good & bad sports leaders 'look' like in today's session. They also created & practiced some activities they hope to use when local primary children visit us later in the year. Our word of the session was...

Equine

Last week in Equine, the 1st year students were helping to care for and ride the college horses. For some of our new students this was their first ever time riding a horse! Well done to all of them, this is a huge achievement!    

Catering team preparing a delicious lunch!

A busy session in the kitchen today with Pete our catering tutor, as the students help prepare lasagne for lunch with salad.  The students learn about food hygiene, kitchen safety and food preparation techniques.  The students also learn about working as a...

Friends of Fairfield First Karaoke Evening!

The Friends of Fairfield held their first Karaoke Evening, meet and greet for families, new parents and students on Friday 28th September 2018.  The event was enjoyed by the college students who joined in the karaoke on the big screen.  The social event for the...

Horse and Dog Show Success

On Saturday 22nd September Fairfield Farm College held its Annual Horse and Dog Show fundraising event.  Despite the wet weather we had a good community support and managed to raise over £1000K to go towards the Indoor Horse Arena Project. We couldn’t have...

Work Experience

Fabulous pictures of two of our students undertaking their induction in readiness for their placements at Tesco Extra. Good luck in your jobs ladies, and thank you Tesco for the opportunity .  

Students provide FFC planting service!

David Robinson, Horticulture Lead, met with Jette (from Dilton Marsh village) who asked him if FFC had a planting service. Following this conversation, David visited Jette’s home and quoted for a gardening job which was agreed by Jette. Mitch, one of our students,...

New Website Launch

Welcome to the brand new Fairfield Farm College website. We hope you enjoy the fresh new look and the exciting new features that the website has to offer! Don't forget to bookmark our News website so you don't miss out on our latest news.

GRADUATION

Today we celebrated another successful year at Fairfield and said a sad farewell to our leavers – we wish you all the very best in your future lives – please do keep in touch. Have a great summer – we look forward to seeing returning and new students on 5th...

Sports day

We were joined today by Paralympian and 2012 Archery Silver medalist Mel Clarke. After a great day of sports, trialling new events and activities Mel talked to students and showed us her medal. Thanks to all Mel, Andy from Active Trowbridge and to all who organised...

Whole College Trip

Yesterday staff and students enjoyed a fabulous day out at Longleat to celebrate the end of another wonderfully successful year at College. In tutor groups we enjoyed train and boat rides, 'rocking rhino' rides, interaction with animals and much much more - not...

Reunion BBQ

We held our annual re-union BBQ today. Students, ex students and and staff enjoyed a wonderful lunch, then spent time chatting and catching up during the afternoon. It was lovely to welcome so many of you back and to hear your news - you are all doing so well!

SUMMER BALL

Students and staff joined together to celebrate the (almost) end of another wonderful and successful year at college. A circus theme prevailed, wonderful outfits, music from DJ le Frog and delicious food and drinks ensured a fabulous time was had by all and the night...

Keeping Cool!

This week, we have been doing whatever we can to keep our animals cool and healthy. Our rats Poppy and Amelia have had a bath as has our (rather stinky) ferret, George. Chocolate and Fudge the alpacas enjoyed a paddle when we cleaned out their water trough, and...

Role Swap day

Today, Lizzie (student) and Tina (Principal) did a 'role swap' this saw Tina joining Animal Management, Catering and Horse Studies Sessions, whilst Lizzie caught up with staff about changes for the coming year, met suppliers and ensured the smooth running of the...

The Rainbow Shower Event 2018

Following the success of last year's Rainbow Shower Event, FFC & Lavington School teamed up again to create an even bigger rainbow!  187 young people with additional needs from 15 different schools & colleges across Wiltshire, enjoyed being active with lots of...

Students bring home 2 trophies from the Westbury Youth Awards

Students were nominated for a total of 4 awards for this years Westbury Youth Awards. Student Council, Sports Leaders, Sporting Achievement and Young Achiever. All students nominated will receive certificates but two groups came home with trophies. For the second year...

Art Enterprise

Enterprise students have been testing out the new screen printing equipment. Students have been tie dying t shirts and choosing designs to screen print on to them.

Snowdon

Most of the team made it to the top, and here they are!

Snowdon update

Well, they're off! Our team set off bright and early this morning after spending the night in a local bunkhouse. First pictures are coming in from the mountain - keep an eye on this website and on our Facebook page for updates!   Good luck to you all, have fun!  ...

Snowdon

Thea team left this afternoon and are en-route to the bunkhouse for an overnight stay prior to their climb tomorrow! Keep up with their progress here and on our Facebook page. The team are now checked in and fed! There is still time to sponsor us!...

Wavin Opening

The grand opening of the factory extension at Wavin was conducted by his Excellency Julian Ventura Valero, Ambassador for  United Mexican States.  Local schools and colleges attended, along with local recruitment agencies and key clients.  Wavin is a European market...

Youth Club

Youth Club attendees enjoyed an evening with the Dilton Acoustic group last night.   If you would like to attend Youth Club, please contact us as we currently have a waiting list.

Sports Leaders

Our Sports Leaders joined forces last Wednesday with Lavington School Sports Leaders to plan, organise & deliver a Cricket Festival for a group of Wilts Schools. There were 68 participants from the following schools: Lavington School, Westbury Juniors, St Johns...

Horse Studies

In horse studies today the group bathed one of the college horses. Paddy really enjoyed his bath and it was much needed as where the weather has suddenly changed he hasn't fully moulted his winter coat and was quite sweaty. The group worked really hard to make sure...

New arrivals!

This week on the farm, we have been getting to know our newest arrivals. During the Easter holidays, we had twin pygmy goats born to Daffodil, one boy and one girl. Any suggestions for names would be more than welcome. Dad is called Nintendo and big brother is...

Thank you

We would like to say a HUGE thank you to John Wainwright and Co for supplying us with surfacing material for our new overflow car park!

 

OUR COLLEGE

Fairfield Farm College is a Specialist College for students with learning disabilities; it is a registered Charity, with residential, day and weekend courses. We are situated in the village of Dilton Marsh in Wiltshire. Our 26-acre farm site includes well-resourced teaching and vocational learning areas, a student common room, conference room, café and a farm shop.

 

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Location

 

FAIRFIELD FARM COLLEGE

43 HIGH STREET

DILTON MARSH

WILTSHIRE 

BA13 4DL

 

Phone & Email

01373 823028

admissions@ffc.ac.uk

‘Step Into Sport’ day a huge success!

Fairfield Farm College organised a sport leadership day called 'Step Into Sport'. It was aimed at students with additional needs who wanted to lead and students who want to work with students who...

Student election campaigns in full swing

Student elections are in full swing here at Fairfield Farm College! Take a look at some of the fantastic election posters below.   The college will be holding the vote next Wednesday (23rd October)....

NATSPEC National Student Voice Parliament

Students from Fairfield Farm College will be attending the Natspec National Student Voice Parliament event at Queen Alexandra College on November 12th. Our student council from last year will be...

Sweet peas, Reindeers, compost bins and more, this week at Fairfield Farm College

Students build new compost bins Students have worked really hard building, dismantling, building, dismantling and finally building again the 4 new compost bins on site. Tenacious and resilient. A...

Sports Leaders deliver activity session at Bupa Trowbridge Care Home

Yesterday the Sports Leaders returned to the BUPA Trowbridge Care Home to deliver the activity session they carefully prepared last week. The residents aren't allowed to be photographed for social...

FAIRFIELD FARM COLLEGE WORKING WITH CENTRE PARCS LONGLEAT FOREST

Five students from Fairfield Farm College have started a new 12-month work placement project at Centre Parcs. The College, based in Dilton Marsh, delivers programmes to support young people with...

Students experience looking after Tropical fish

Keeping tropical fish is a very new experience for us. Today we carried out a water change to help keep our fish healthy. We used a siphon tube to remove the old water and a jug to pour the new...

Classes in full swing at Fairfield Farm College

 With the new term well underway at Fairfield Farm College, there is lots going on across the campus. Here are a few updates from the various classes students are undertaking. Sports Leaders...

Record breaking success for Harry Humphries

Harry Humphries is celebrating a massive achievement upon return from the European Down Syndrome Swimming championship in Olbia, Sardinia. Harry represented Team GB and competed against 19 countries...

Student, carer & resident feedback at Fairfield Farm College

Over the coming weeks we will be issuing feedback questionaires to students, residents and families to see how their experience has been attending and enrolling at Fairfield Farm College.  The...