School farm open day attracts hundreds in glorious sunshine

Stratton School Farm open day

Stratton School Farm open day

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Hundreds of visitors enjoyed the annual open day at Stratton Upper School farm in glorious sunshine.

The open day and plant sale gave people of all ages the chance to view the animals including chicks, hens, guinea fowl, rabbits, alpacas and a range of traditional livestock, on Sunday, May 8.

Stratton School Farm open day

Stratton School Farm open day

The shearing team were busy and students had the opportunity for some hands on learning.

A barbecue served up home produced sausages, bacon, burgers or pork wrapped in bread rolls with stuffing and apple sauce.

Visitors browsed craft stalls and Borneo Expedition fundraising activities along to music from Quintessential Brass.

Students and staff ran activities for children to enjoy for a small donation to farm funds. Children were once again able to get messy making bugs, spinning wool, colouring, gluing and sticking under the watchful eye of adults supported by students.

The farm now boasts the beginnings of a vertical re-used bottle garden made by visitors and the recycled gardening activity was very popular with children, with many youngsters taking home a plant to grow in a recycled container.

The Red Arrows helped round off a successful day with a spectacular display.

A group of 32 adults and an even greater number of students helped to run this popular occasion voluntarily.

A spokesman said: “Stratton School Farm does not receive any funding, so attendance at this event is vital to keep it open and working with the students. We are grateful to members of the Biggleswade community who help the school farm by purchasing items, which makes a big difference to the farm’s financial outcomes and activities.”