On the 8th of March 2018, a group of year 3 and 4 children went on a memorable visit to Thrift Farm to witness the amazing lambing process. Children immersed themselves in the understanding and practicalities of how and why lambs are born at a certain time of the year.
Children had the rare opportunity to see how farmers tend to the newly born lambs, whilst also being lucky enough to feed the lambs themselves. A select number of children were even more fortunate, actually witnessing the birth of a lamb.
The children represented the school impeccably, fully respecting the farmers and environment they were in. They asked many questions regarding the lambing process, which enhanced their overall knowledge. They will feed this knowledge back to their fellow peers in school.
It was a fully engaging and worthwhile experience, aided by the farmers’ informative and tentative approach.
Children will feed back to parents in an assembly, sharing their thoughts on their wonderful experience.