A visit to Rushall Farm

The U3 had a fantastic day out at Rushall Farm on Friday 26th April, fully immersing themselves in the life of a working organic farm and enriching their learning from Geography lessons.

During the day, the girls learnt about how organic farming methods differ from non-organic and saw for themselves some of the challenges faced by farmers, such as working with different types of soil, managing pests without pesticides and the unpredictability of the British weather.

The girls also walked through a very impressive and stunning bluebell wood, which has grown naturally on land which hasn’t been ploughed for over 1,000 years. The highlight of the trip, however, was meeting the farm animals including lambs, piglets and chickens. Many of the girls enjoyed holding a lamb for the first time.