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A trip to Gander Farm!

Pupils at Reynolds Academy were invited to our local farms to explore and take part in activities with The Country Trust.

Verity, who owns Gander Farm in Hibaldstow welcomed Hubble class to her farm along with Farmer Colin.

She showed the children how the animals are all cared for on the farm and they were lucky to meet lots of these animals up close.

The children first met the mother hen and her brand-new chicks, who were only a few days old. We then met the guinea pigs and the turkey named Dinner.

They then ventured to meet the ducks and feed them vegetables and the rest of the chickens.

Verity asked the pupils to help her make some treats and food for the donkeys and the lambs that had been born on the farm.

The children helped make up treat balls with apple and hay pellets for Jack and Pickle, the donkeys and they helped to make up some bottles for the lambs to be fed.

Verity then took us on a walk into the woods to try and identify some woodland creatures that would be living there. This was followed by lots of games, dressing up and having a go in the big tractor!

Assistant Principal and Early Years Lead, Helen Rushworth said: “We have worked closely with Verity and Farmer Colin at Gander Farm and the Country Trust for several years now. Every year the children from Reynolds Academy have been very fortunate to experience a working farm and therefore learn about the importance of knowing where our food comes from. Verity provides opportunities for our children to apply their new knowledge through carefully planned activities that are linked to learning in school. We can’t thank Verity and her partnership with the Country trust enough, for their time and dedication! “

Principal at Reynolds Academy Rebecca Scott added: “We are so grateful to The Country Trust and to the farms for allowing our children the opportunity to explore! It’s such a great advantage to have places such as this on our doorstep and the children all had a great time.”