On Tuesday 7th March, Miss Britt and Mr Smith took 11 students to Oversley Farm and Forest just outside of Alcester, Warwickshire. The well-being trip was organised to give students an experience of farm education and some new experiences as we explored the farmland and the animals who inhabit it. Our students engaged with Sophie who is the fifth generation in her family to work the farm. She grew up on the farm enjoying the wonders of the natural world and learning where our food came from throughout the different seasons. Many years on she now has an aim to share her knowledge of this wonderful environment with as many young people as possible.
On site they have cows, sheep, chickens and a working dog – Flash. Due to our trip being during Spring, we were lucky enough to meet some of the new calves and lambs. Our students were especially lucky, as not only did we get to meet lots of new lambs, one being born on the morning of our arrival, but we also got to witness a ewe in labour and saw the newest member of the farm family entering this world. Our students were amazing, asking some very important questions about the land, the work and the animals, and really took a shine to a hands-on approach to farm life. Ms Shahmiri (Deputy Headteacher and our careers leader) will be impressed as we may have inspired some students in taking on careers in farming. animal care and agriculture.
The students had a great morning out and are already asking if we are able to go again. Many other students have been to see us wanting to come along next time! Well done to Lloyd J, Selina J, Lorenzo J, Joey B, Alice A, Jacob E, Jude E, Michael P, Megan W-T and Courtney H.