Landbased Project

Land base Project- Agricultural Studies


This is a bespoke provision created specifically for the pupils at The Hollies by The Company of Horsemen. The course is designed to give pupils a practical insight into Farming, Land Maintenance and Equestrian industries.

Pupils have hands on experience in making, repairing and maintaining the different types of fencing necessary for livestock and for the protection of crops.

Pupils also gain knowledge of grazing land maintenance and the principles of grass land and crop fertilisation and are practically involved in the making and maintenance of drainage ditches. General stable management is also covered.

The practical knowledge gained enhances pupil’s life skills and the benefits are multiple –

  • Greater organisation
  • Planning
  • Time management
  • Team working
  • Enhanced communication skills
  • Raised aspirations to study further to pursue a career in agriculture, equestrian or horticultural industries.
Farm Vehicle Building stable barn