Welsh Farm

'The Welsh Farm' (Troedyrhiwegellifawr is its correct name) was purchased by the John Mason Association in 1969 for £1500 and renovated by parents, staff and students.

It lies at the end of the remote valley near the village of Pumsaint in West Wales, and is surrounded by forested hills and sheep farms.

Landranger Grid Reference: SN676442

Used for fieldwork trips, tutorial group visits and other specialised trips, the Farm is also available to JMA members for holidays.

A large proportion of the school’s students and staff visit the farm during every school year.

Some quotes from students:

"It was an unforgettable experience, full of fun, excitement and MUD! We had a brilliant time and went on lots of walks. I have never eaten so much cake."

"I think we must have had the best teachers ever because they were all really funny and cool. We did loads of things that made it really memorable, including a trip to a waterfall and a bog hop. This really was a trip I will never forget."

"We went to the gold mines and panned for gold as well as hearing a ghost story about Ned Lyons. That afternoon we went bog hopping, it stank, the boys were in their element wrestling in the mud!"

"All of us had an excellent time and we’d love to go again."

The JMA Welsh Farm Centre may be hired

Troedrhiwgellifawr - the Welsh Farm - is available for hire

Fancy a few days away from it all in a rural idyll in the heart of mid Wales? We are pleased to be able to offer “Troed”, our cottage in the Welsh hills, available for hire exclusively to friends of the school.

We are very proud of our retreat in Wales: an ideal opportunity for peace, quiet and tranquility. It will sleep up to 36 so you could take a family and friends group for a special weekend, but is equally suitable for a small group. There’s a games room complete with telescopes for star gazing, a rope swing and barbeque in the grounds and the most beautiful walking countryside literally on your doorstep. There are OS maps at the cottage for walkers to borrow.

The JMA owns and runs the Welsh Farm, which is visited in Year 8 by nearly all students, and is used for many field trips.

We raise funds through the Raffle and the Craft Fair to help run the farm and improve school facilities - the new bike sheds, minibus, tennis courts have all been part funded by the money we raise.

We run regular maintenance trips to the Welsh farm and are always looking for volunteers for a busy, fun and worthwhile few days away from it all!

For any enquiries about the Welsh Farm, contact: welshfarm@jma.org.uk

Year 8 Form trips to the Welsh Farm 2017 initial letter 2017

Form

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Sunday 25th June

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Wednesday 28th June

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Wednesday 28th June

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Saturday 1st July

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Saturday 1st July

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Tuesday 4th July

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Tuesday 4th July

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Friday 7th July

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Friday 7th July

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Monday 10th July

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Monday 10th July

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Thursday 13th July

Documents

Welsh Farm Presentation

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