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Elm Tree Farm earns national CEVAS accreditation

Cevas Trained Personnel LogoThe team at our Elm Tree Farm project in Bristol is celebrating after being recognised by the Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme (CEVAS).

Gaining the accreditation means the Stapleton farm has met the criteria and operates in line with the CEVAS Code of Practice, which is a quality assurance standard.

Elm Tree FarmProject Coordinator Keily Elvin undertook training, self-guided learning and coursework over three months to help achieve the standard and necessary qualification. She said: "Using the logo means that potential service users and stakeholders can be assured that we work to a high standard and provide a quality service. This was a way of assessing the farm’s quality standards using an external body."

Moving forward, it is planned the project will work more closely with local schools and open up the farm for pupil visits as part of national curriculum learning.

Keily added: "The farm staff team are already doing an outstanding job of providing a high-quality service, but I hope to use the Code of Practice to ensure we keep quality high on the agenda, and build on what we already do."

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