Community come together for Longlands Farm Open Day

Saturday 30th April saw Longlands Primary School host its School Farm Open Day.

Over 150 people visited the Social Farm, providing an opportunity to meet our animals and walk the goats! It was a real community event with lots to see and do including: a car boot, food stalls and activities such as face painting and a bouncy castle!

The school welcomed organisations such as the Guide Dogs, Market Drayton Methodist Church Fun Bus and Jelly Exotic Wildlife – with the event raising over £700! Headteacher Zillah Cope also welcomed the Market Drayton Mayor and the new MP for North Shropshire Helen Morgan.

The Social Farm and Allotment areas at the school provide a real sense of community and fun throughout every school day. The children spend lots of time exploring the allotment area and caring for the vast amount of animals in the social farm area.

Zillah Cope, Headteacher from Longlands Primary School commented; “We are really proud to host these events and bring our community together. Our award winning Twitter page helps us to showcase all that we do here in school @LonglandsEco. Since its creation, our Social Farm and School Allotment have gone from strength to strength and is now home to a whole host of animals from rabbits to guinea pigs and chickens to just name a few, in addition to our famous billy goats! The children really enjoy gaining practical skills and knowledge of animal care and learning how to grow their own produce. Thank you to everyone who attended and for the continued support with the projects from local organisations and the community.”

Posted by marchesadmin on 6th May 2022, under Uncategorised

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