Special Programmes for Schools. You are invited to bring students of any age to visit the farm with an age appropriate programme provided by experienced English and Arabic speaking staff.
9.30 Arrival, comfort break, welcome and safety talk. Divide into groups of approximately ten students and one teacher with one group leader from Rouqayah’s Ranch
10.00 to 12.00 Rotation through any 3 of the following activity stations. Stations to be specified at the time of booking by the teaching staff. Students will spend approximately half an hour at each station, before moving onto the next activity. Timing allows for movement between stations and for over running if lots of questions (insha’allah!!)
Station 1.From barseem to barseem – bovine food chain explained. Meet the cows, learn what they eat, how their diet affects what they produce (milk vs meat/fat), use of their excrement in fertilising the land for next crop of what they will eat.
Station 2.From cow to table - how to transform liquid to solid. Exploring the various uses of the milk produced on the farm and taking part in the various processes of producing the yoghurt and cheeses (Gibna Arish, Mozzarella, Ricotta, Labna) made on the farm
Station 3.Birds, birds birds – egg production, reproduction, chick care. Understanding the differences between the different domesticated birds kept on the farm and their uses. Discussing the difference between factory farmed poultry and free range. Learning about the reproduction cycle and searching for free range eggs.
Station 4.Plants and potting. Learning about the various crops, trees and plants grown in the farm and their uses. Methods of planting, fertilising and irrigating explained with an opportunity to plant own seed/seedling to take home
Station 5. Horses and donkeys – care, feeding and uses. Meet the equines, understand the differences and similarities, what they eat, reproductive cycles. Care and feeding regimes explained and a chance to groom and feed is offered
Station 6. Baladi bread, from wheat to eat. Our home produced wheat is introduced in whole and ground forms, and our farmer’s wife takes students through the process of making baladi bread from flour to finished product.
12.00Leisure activities offered: Pony ride or donkey cart ride, swimming pool, games on the lawn.
13.00 Lunch Time: Packed lunches from home or home cooked lunch from the farm
COSTS: The cost per student is 100LE with one teacher per ten students free of charge. Additional teachers, nannies, helpers are charged at 100LE per person. PLEASE NOTE: We strongly discourage parents from attending with their own children, as this has been shown to detract from the student experience. Should parents insist on accompanying their child, each parent will be charged at the rate of $12 or $21 to include lunch. Freshly cooked, healthy and balanced lunch is charged at 80LE per child. A typical lunch might include beef or chicken, rice, pasta or potatoes, vegetables, salad, followed by fresh fruit or cake, with milk, water or fresh juice, karkaday or similar to drink. Actual content depends on what we have available on the day. We can also offer a ‘baladi' breakfast in place of lunch which typically consists of ful, falafel, eggs, yoghurt, cheeses, salad, jams and honey and bread. The cost of this is 40LE per person. N.b. no carbonated drinks or processed foods are served at Rouqayah’s Ranch and all ingredients are either home produced or freshly and locally sourced, often from neighbouring farms.
Residential Camps are also available – details on request
Initial enquiries may be made to Rouqayah on 01110555007.
Please email your enquiries to bookings@rouqayahsranch. A non returnable deposit is required to confirm your booking.