Something that our Green Team has been waiting for a long time for are our new editions to the school farm. Three weeks ago two chickens, Victoria and Betty, and two rabbits, Rhubarb and Custard, came to stay.
The two light Sussex chickens have already started laying eggs, which are now being sold to the staff and the rabbits are creating a real buzz around the farm. The idea of having the animals is to develop an empathy in students for all our living creatures and help students gain a sense of responsibility and commitment in their lives at school.
Each week two members of the Green team are chosen to look after the animals, visiting them everyday to feed and check on them during lunchtimes and the animals are more than paying the students back for their care.
Right now we are building a large pen and hopefully in the future we can extend our farm to include goats for milking!