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Biosecurity & Coronavirus Statement
Biosecurity & Coronavirus... Posted by: Admin, 11th March

Like all good farms accepting visitors, Magdalen has comprehensive biosecurity procedures...

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Who's who at Magdalen
Who's who at Magdalen Posted by: Admin, 5th March

We thought you would like to know abit about our fabulous team here at Magdalen Farm Giles...

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A volunteer's experience
A volunteer's experience Posted by: Admin, 4th March

Here is an account from 2 residential volunteers - Nina Rosner & Ed Dingli - about their...

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Preparing for a school trip at Magdalen - what parents need to know
Preparing for a school trip at... Posted by: Admin, 22nd January

Your child will have a wonderful time during their stay at Magdalen. They’ll come home...

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Plastics and palm oil
Plastics and palm oil Posted by: Admin, 6th September

We have some good news to report, on two of the world’s  thorniest environmental...

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Celebrating our food - Photo Competition
Celebrating our food - Photo Competition Posted by: Admin, 2nd September

Over the past year 2,500 students from a variety of schools around the country have visited...

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Who came to Magdalen in 2018
Who came to Magdalen in 2018 Posted by: Admin, 11th April

People come to Magdalen for a variety of reasons - it might be to learn about a particular...

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This is your Land
This is your Land Posted by: Admin, 25th February

New Project to Engage Young People with the Local Landscape Magdalen Farm secures National...

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Autumn Newsletter Schools - 2018
Autumn Newsletter Schools - 2018 Posted by: Admin, 14th November

The evenings might be closing in - but there’s still plenty of daylight to enjoy the...

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An organic gardener’s world - food and learning in Magdalen’s vegetable garden
An organic gardener’s world... Posted by: Admin, 22nd October

Each year the Magdalen Farm vegetable garden provides over 5000 visitors with home grown organic...

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Volunteering and corporate social responsibility - how Magdalen helps organisations give something back
Volunteering and corporate social... Posted by: Admin, 1st August

More and more organisations are stepping up their contribution to their communities by giving...

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Donations in memory
Donations in memory Posted by: Admin, 26th July

Our trustee, Hazel Stokes, sadly passed away recently after a short battle with cancer. ...

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Venue hire - for training, team building and events
Venue hire - for training, team... Posted by: Admin, 25th July

Looking for a meeting venue with a difference? How about an organic working farm? Finding...

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A week of music and mud on the farm
A week of music and mud on the... Posted by: Admin, 16th May

A week on a farm in Somerset, plenty of mud and no wifi. Surely this is the last place any...

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Magdalen Farm and Tricuro Partnership – an open letter
Magdalen Farm and Tricuro Partnership... Posted by: Admin, 16th May

In November in 2016 a chance meeting at Kingston Maurward teen to adult day resulted in a...

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Teacher feedback and new 2018 activities - we’ve listened
Teacher feedback and new 2018... Posted by: Admin, 26th April

Magdalen ran a teacher feedback survey in February - many thanks to all of you who responded....

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Self-catering group breaks
Self-catering group breaks Posted by: Admin, 7th March

If you are looking for self-catering group accommodation in the countryside, you’ll...

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How we teach children where their food comes from
How we teach children where their... Posted by: Admin, 8th February

A lot of the schools that visit Magdalen Farm are from urban environments where many children...

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New seasonal menu choices
New seasonal menu choices Posted by: Admin, 8th February

No stay at Magdalen is complete without enjoying our tasty meals - meals cooked right here...

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Meet our teaching staff - and why they love their roles at Magdalen
Meet our teaching staff - and... Posted by: Admin, 8th January

Magdalen is a working farm in Somerset, providing the perfect environment for schools and...

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Why teachers visit Magdalen Farm for a school trip
Why teachers visit Magdalen Farm... Posted by: Admin, 9th November

Every year we ask all our visitors to let us know what they think about their trip to Magdalen....

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We’ve launched a brand new playground at Magdalen
We’ve launched a brand new playground... Posted by: Admin, 18th September

Visitors to Magdalen this new school year will be able to enjoy our new outdoor playground...

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The Most Epic School Trip of My Life
The Most Epic School Trip of My... Posted by: Admin, 20th July

As the summer term draws to a close we thought we would share what our visitors enjoyed most...

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Special Offer for Multi Academy Trusts
Special Offer for Multi Academy... Posted by: Admin, 21st June

Are you thinking about trips for schools in your Trust? Magdalen is an 132-acre working...

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Forest School Transitions at Magdalen
Forest School Transitions at Magdalen Posted by: Admin, 9th May

Moving to a new large school can be quite a daunting experience for some students and being...

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Magdalen is a People's Projects winner!
Magdalen is a People's Projects... Posted by: Admin, 7th April


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Free corporate volunteering days at Magdalen Farm
Free corporate volunteering days... Posted by: Admin, 21st February

Would you like to see your staff enjoy a productive day building stronger working relationships?...

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Why choose Magdalen for your corporate volunteering?
Why choose Magdalen for your corporate... Posted by: Admin, 16th January

Magdalen Farm is a 132 acre organic educational and therapeutic centre that welcomes visitors...

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Top 10 reasons to visit Magdalen
Top 10 reasons to visit Magdalen Posted by: Admin, 10th November

The Top 10 reasons people visit Magdalen Farm We wanted to find out what our visitors thought...

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Hurry hurry - reflections on care farming in South Korea
Hurry hurry - reflections on care... Posted by: Admin, 28th October

Reflections on Care Farming in South Korea In October 2016, I was invited by South Korea...

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Planning a year 7 transition residential?
Planning a year 7 transition residential? Posted by: Admin, 1st September

The successful transition into a new secondary school helps students start with a stronger...

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National recognition for Magdalen's Care Farming Work
National recognition for Magdalen's... Posted by: Admin, 4th August

We are delighted to have been featured in a BBC Farming Today feature on mental health issues...

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What makes a great eco-friendly holiday?
What makes a great eco-friendly... Posted by: Admin, 3rd August

Albert Einstein once said “Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything...

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