We have a number of work and relaxation spaces at Macaulay College, meaning we can offer a wide range of activities from cooking and baking, to woodwork and animal care.
The main College building, originally funded by the NHS in 2010, houses a number of spaces including our kitchen and dining room, office and relaxation space. Then dotted around the farm we have our barn and timber buildings, along with polytunnels, animal housing and shelters.
There is wheelchair access to some parts of the college including the kitchen and barn (where many of our workshops take place) and to some parts of the farm but most areas are uneven and often muddy! We are working to improve this so all of our team can be included in all aspects of our work.
At present we don’t have an accessible toilet or specialised changing facilities but these will be in place in our building extension. We have a wheelchair accessible car that can be used to allow closer access or viewing of farm areas.
KITCHEN AND DINING ROOM
This is where our beautiful jams and chutneys are created as well as the amazing birthday cakes we make to celebrate everybody’s birthdays. We also regularly make soups from produce grown on the farm. The students are involved in all aspects of these activities. We can use these spaces for art and crafts, too, and it's also where we make and eat lunch and take our tea breaks, a real hub for the farm!
CHILL OUT ROOM
Sometimes we all need a bit of quiet. This space allows students to have some quiet time, whether its yoga practice, listening to music, watching the tv, doing some art and craft or having a bit of time with our corn snake Mozart. We also have a beautiful coffee table fish tank that bubbles away tranquilly.
Within the barn we have workshop areas where we create our bespoke bird houses, our chopping boards, our pyrography art and craft work and our copper decorations. As well as a break area, we store equipment and animal feed here and also process our eggs which go for sale at our Honesty Box.
These buildings house animal care areas, feed stores, a gym and break space. It allows students and visitors to be up close to the animals in a comfortable and sheltered setting. Ideal during lambing and farrowing time and if you wish to spend time with Jimmy, Betty and Solas, our donkeys and Eriskay pony.
POLYTUNNELS AND VEGGIE PLOTS
Here we grow an extensive range of fruit and vegetables. The students are involved in all aspects of the growing process; from planting to harvesting. We then use this produce to create our jams, chutneys and the soups we enjoy on a cold farm day.