There’s a farm in our school!

Countryside Classroom and their animals visit children at Highfurlong School
Countryside Classroom and their animals visit children at Highfurlong School
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Maths made way for mooing and there was more clucking than counting as youngsters came face to face with ducks, hens and even a cow at their school.

Highfurlong Special School on Blackpool Old Road set up a school farm for the day as part of an initiative aimed at teaching pupils more about animal welfare and agriculture.

Countryside Classroom and their animals visit children at Highfurlong School.  Pictured is Ethan Harrison.

Countryside Classroom and their animals visit children at Highfurlong School. Pictured is Ethan Harrison.

The school received a £10,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund towards the scheme.

Assistant headteacher Joanne Martin said: “It was amazing for the children to get the opportunity to be close up to hens and ducks, and the hens even laid eggs while they were here.

“We also had a week-old calf and two lambs.

“It was part of a whole curriculum initiative covering everything from how garments are made out of wool to the care and welfare of the animals.

Countryside Classroom and their animals visit children at Highfurlong School.  Pictured is Jack Leech with one of the cows.

Countryside Classroom and their animals visit children at Highfurlong School. Pictured is Jack Leech with one of the cows.

“Some children had never been so close up to farm animals before and it was wonderful to see their reactions.”

The event was organised with Country Classrooms to bring to life lessons about food and farming.