Falmouth School students in years eight and nine recently returned from Nethercott farm following a week’s stay, making memories for life in the process. The group of 36 students spent their week living and working on the farm working closely together to carry out daily required tasks.
The students were responsible for feeding poultry, cattle and pigs, herding sheep, grooming and mucking out the horses and donkeys and tilling potatoes in the Victorian walled garden. Students also had to cook and bake meals for the rest of the group, learning new skills along the way.
It wasn’t all hard work for the group, as they enjoyed sessions learning about organic farming, woodland crafts as well as the chance to walking the ‘War Horse valley’, the inspiration behind Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse. Overall it was a memorable trip and one students and staff will no doubt look back at fondly for years to come.
Posted on: 17/07/17