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A great week for learning at Whirlow!


It's the middle of the school holidays - so there's not much learning going on at Whirlow, right?

Not a bit of it!

What a great week this has been for showing just what a diverse education programme we run at Whirlow Hall Farm Trust. Despite it being the middle of the school holidays, Tuesday was a 'spectacular':

Our regular Whirlow LIFE students were busy growing, tending and harvesting produce.  They set up their own stall to sell the fruits (and vegetables) of their labour in the bottom yard.

Our SNIPS (Special Needs Integration Project) Playscheme hosted a smashing group - who enjoyed our 'Pigs are beautiful' session.

Meanwhile, in the old show field, Sheffield University archaeloogy students were busy trying to get their Bronze Age charcoal burners hot enough to smelt copper.  Not something you see every day!

The Young Carers who are staying at the Farm were busy settling in, doing farm tours and getting to know the place. Our fantastic butcher Ailidh even taught them how to make sausages!

And last, but definitely not least, in the afternoon we were joined by Sheffield Hallam University students, who spent a few hours helping Steve Eccles to weed and tidy the raspberries, ready (we hope!) for the Pick-Your-Own season. Thanks Cindy, Wen-Wen, Leo and the rest of the gang!

Don't you just love it up here?!

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