Farm fun delights Harold Hill pupils
PUBLISHED: 11:22 03 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:12 04 May 2017
A treat was in store for young animal lovers when staff from a community farm stopped by with some furry friends.
Wellgate Farm visits Drapers' Maylands
Freddie Marsh with a rabbit from Wellgate Community Farm
Drapers' Maylands pupil Iazmina Floricica with one of the guinea pigs
Jiya Popat looking down at one of the enclosures brought to the school
Drapers' Maylands Primary pupils Lucian Cravid and Menaal Rameez stroking a guinea pig during Wellgate Community Farm's visit
Ducks, chicks, rabbits, guinea pigs and a goat arrived at Drapers’ Maylands Primary School on Friday, for pupils to learn about, feed and cuddle over two hours.
Maya Urrahman enjoyed meeting Paige the goat, saying, “It tickled when I was feeding her.”
The visit was courtesy of Wellgate Community Farm, Collier Row Road, Collier Row.
Trudy Spillane, principal of the school, in Settle Road, Harold Hill, said: “The children had such a marvellous time learning about the animals and having a hands-on experience as part of their school day.
“The Wellgate Community Farm helpers were professional and so efficient. I would definitely recommend them and will be using them again next year.
“Learning outside is so important for all children and something we strive to do as much as possible at Drapers’ Maylands.”