With Christmas fast approaching the pupils have been busy preparing on the farm for the holidays and winter weather.  Aside from weekly jobs, including caring for the animals and preparing the ground for spring planting, we have been making some festive decorations.

For example, we made log reindeer from our own oak off-cuts.  The results were amazing and it really helped with our hand tool skills. We also made Christmas tree decorations from our own willow.  Once assembled, we took them outside for spray painting and lacquering.

After all the hard work since the start of September, we had a really fantastic Friday on the farm. We lit a fire and built it up throughout the afternoon whilst pupils found jobs around the farm they enjoyed doing, such as green woodwork and veg plot creation.  We all ate hot-dogs and onions, mince pies and hot chocolate with cream. 

Have a well-deserved break and see you in the new year!

Rob (Farm Manager)