Rotherfed worked with Councillor Wyatt, Councillor Sansome and Brookfield Junior Academy in Swinton to fund a Mobile Farm Visit, which was provided by Ian’s Mobile Farm (www.iansfarm.com). The aim was to provide a fun activity in what has been a difficult year for the pupils.
Lauren Moore, the Inclusion Manager at the school said ‘I just wanted to write to say a huge thank you on behalf of the whole Brookfield Junior Academy family – staff, pupils and their families for funding the mobile farm visit. The mobile farm visit yesterday and was a huge success. Thank you for making happy memories and experiences for our pupils.’
The farm brought fun and excitement to the pupils on what has been a very turbulent year. There was laughter and smiles from all the children as they engaged in the session delivered by Ian. Pupils had the opportunity to pet and stroke the animals as well as play fetch with Meg the sheepdog and groom the pony and donkey.
The pupils continued their learning in the classroom once they had visited the farm. Bringing the farm to the Academy allowed their pupils to have an experience that they haven’t had for over a year and for some, a first experience of seeing farm animals up close.