LIVING WITH THE LAND
A TOP private school is developing a new qualification that would teach young people how to farm, forage and manage land sustainably.
The course, which is called Living With The Land, is being developed by Bedales School in Hampshire, which already offer a number of special courses as alternatives to GCSEs, including Digital Game Design and Ancient Civilisations.
Living With The Land would take two years to complete, and would see students learn traditional building, cooking and craft skills, along with knowledge of ecology, sustainability and community.
While at first it would only be available at Bedales, eventually it’s hoped that the course could be taught at schools around the country.
The school’s head, Magnus Bashaarat, said: “We want to be able to say to other schools: ‘Here’s a course that’s to do with outdoors, experiential [from experience] learning and completely answers the need of the moment.’”