Year 10 & 11 ELBS Students go to the farm first thing in the morning before they come into school and then give us an account of what they did and what they enjoyed at the farm: Students are given a questionnaire to complete with the following questions: 1. What you did during your week on farm duty? 2. What you enjoyed?. 3. What you didn’t enjoy? 4. Your favourite animal and why? 5. What was the weather like? 6. Did anything out of the ordinary happen? 7. Any comments you would like to make.
Week Beginning 3 March 2014: Jack: I did lots during my week on the farm and enjoyed everything, apart from the fact I did not enjoy going back to school when I had finished. My favourite animals are the calves and they arrived during my week at the farm. The weather was nice. It would be great if we had more land!
Morgan: During my week on the farm I fed the animals and cleaned them out and collected the eggs. I enjoyed doing many different things on the farm. My favourite animals are the pigs and calves. The weather was nice and sunny at times. Jack fell over in the mud! I found out a lot more about the animals at the farm.
Jake: On my week at the farm I did a lot of fun stuff!!. I enjoyed everything and there was nothing I didn’t enjoy. My favourite animals are the pigs. The weather was alright. The calves arrived and I had a very fun time 🙂
Dan: Whilst at the farm I fed and cleaned the animals and I most enjoyed feeding the pigs. My favourite animal on the farm is the calves. The weather was sunny, cloudy and rainy and during the week we got the calves.
Week Beginning 24 February 2014: Ollie C: I enjoyed working at the farm this week, it was very interesting. I learnt some new things that I haven’t done before like feeding the pigs and sheep. The weather was sunny every time we went up there. I had good help from Miles and James and hopefully I can do it again soon.
Miles S: I fed the pigs, sheep and rabbits. I most enjoyed seeing the pigs and there was nothing I didn’t enjoy. My favourite animal is the pigs. The weather was not too sunny, but at least it didn’t rain. Anything out of the ordinary happen? I fell over the electric fence but I had a good week. 🙂
James C: During my week on the farm I let the ducks and chickens out of their houses, collected their eggs and checked they had food and water. After I collected the eggs I cleaned them and wrote down the weight of the eggs so they could be recorded. I also cleaned out Crackle’s pen and gave her and her piglets some food. I also fed the sheep and put some hay in the hay rack. I also helped Pete move the electric fence in the pig run. The thing I enjoyed the most is cleaning out the pigs and feeding the sheep because it was fun working with animals and my favourite animal on the farm is the sheep. The weather was sunny all week.
Tyler: My week on the farm involved collecting the eggs and weighing them, cleaning out the pig pen and feeding the animals, which is what I enjoyed the most, but I didn’t enjoy cleaning out the pigs. My favourite animals are the sheep. The weather was horrible as it was raining a lot. Something out of the ordinary happened – we had to get the fences!
Week Beginning 3 February 2014: Dan – I fed the sheep, collected chicken/duck eggs and cleaned out Crackle. I enjoyed feeding the sheep the most but did not enjoy washing the eggs. My favourite animals are the sheep. We had lots of rain. Nothing out of the ordinary happened.
Tyler: I fed the pigs and sheep etc. The thing I enjoyed the most was cleaning out Crackle but I did not enjoy feeding the poultry. My favourite animal is Crackle, the weather was wet, nothing out of the ordinary happened. Can I do the farm more often please.
Jack: I did a lot on the farm. I cleaned out Crackle and collected the eggs from the ducks and the chickens. I enjoyed cleaning out Crackle the most but didn’t enjoy the rain. My favourite animal is Crackle. Raining!! Nothing out of the ordinary happened and I would like to say thanks to Pete and Andrea.
Week Beginning 27 January 2014: Harrison: During my week on the farm I took the fence post out, mucked out the pigs and the sheep. I enjoy being with the animals and enjoy everything. My favourite animal is the sheep, the weather was cold. The piglets had arrived and I had a great time. 🙂
Tom W: I cleaned out all the animals and learnt a lot of new things. I enjoyed cleaning out Crackle the most because the piglets came to say hello! There is nothing I didn’t like, I enjoyed everything. Cleaning out, feeding etc. that’s all part of it. My favourite two animals are Crackle (the pig), and Dave (the Ram) because they’ve both got great character. The weather was misty and fresh. One of the hens died. I can’t wait until my next week of farm duties.
Chelsey: In the week I did farm duty I cleaned out Crackle and her piglets, weighed the 13 piglets, collected eggs from the ducks and chickens and tended to the ewes and Dave. I enjoyed everything, even the cleaning out, it was a time to get close to the animals. So far, I would say all the pigs on the farm are my favourite, but Dave is nice too. The weather varied from a few spots of rain to dry weather, it was cloudy mostly. It wasn’t out of the ordinary but putting piglets in a bucket to weigh them made my week very enjoyable. I really enjoyed doing farm duty, I would love to help out again anytime.
Week Beginning 20th January 2014: Patrick: During my week on the farm I fed the ducks and chickens, and moved the pig arks, which is the activity I enjoyed the most. I didn’t enjoy going back into school when I had finished. My favourite animals on the farm are the pigs. The weather was cold and dry. Nothing out of the ordinary happened. The farm could do with a little compact tractor – to help out!
Josh R: On farm duty I let out the chickens, cleaned out the pigs, fed the sheep, weighed the eggs, lifted out a gate post, rolled the pig hut and put it in a different pen. I enjoyed all of it but not going back to school. My favourite animal was the Ram. It was cold and wet.
Ben R: Duties included letting out the chickens, cleaning out and feeding the pigs, feeding sheep, weighing eggs, lifting gate posts and rolling the pig hut in order to move it to a different pen. I enjoyed all of it but didn’t like going back to school. My favourite animals are the sheep. It was cold and wet.
Week beginning 13 January 2014: Chloe: On my week at the farm I fed all the animals and cleaned out their housing area. I enjoyed collecting the eggs from the ducks etc but did not enjoy cleaning out the pigs poo!! My favourite animal was probably the sheep. The weather was mostly rainy and really cold. The thing that happened out of the ordinary was that Crackle had 14 piglets.
Joe: On my week at the farm I fed the animals and cleaned out the pig and sheep. The thing I enjoyed the most was feeding the sheep but least enjoyed cleaning them out. My favourite animal is the sheep. The weather was wet and cold. Nothing out of the ordinary happened – the piglets came at night.
Week Beginning 6 January 2014: Courtney: During my week on the farm I fedthe animals, mostly the sheep. The thing I most enjoyed was feeding the sheep but the thing I didn’t like was the mud! My favourite animals are the pigs and rabbits. The weather was wet, wet, wet! Nothing out of the ordinary happened. The guys who work at the farm are amazing.
Sarah: during my week on the farm I looked after the animals, fed them (Ducks,chickens, Crackle, pigs, sheep). Looking after the ducks and chickens was probably what I enjoyed the most, but did not enjoy doing the pigs. My favourite animals were the ducks and rabbits. It was wet, rainy not that cold really, but everyone else though it was. I got attacked by Colin (Cockerel) a few times and I got stuck in the mud a lot! It’s a really good experience if you don’t already do it at home.
Jess: During my week at the farm I fed the chickens, sheep and pigs and I cleaned out Crackle. What I enjoyed most was feeding the pigs, but I didn’t enjoy cleaning out Crackle. Crackle is my favourite animal. The weather was cold and nothing out of the ordinary happened.