Farm fun delights Harold Hill pupils

PUBLISHED: 11:22 03 May 2017 | UPDATED: 09:12 04 May 2017

Maya Urrahman enjoyed meeting Paige the goat

Maya Urrahman enjoyed meeting Paige the goat


A treat was in store for young animal lovers when staff from a community farm stopped by with some furry friends.

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.”

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