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Todmorden High School Farming Studies

Last update: 9.04.11 First posted: 9.04.11 by in

From school to farm

Agricultural studies have moved on a pace since the “Food for Life” day when pigs and calves appeared on the high school lawns. Real farming techniques are now being taught including stock management.

Over 3 visits, students who are studying Agriculture BTEC have completed a number of tasks which will allow them to pass their BTEC Extended Certificate. They have been involved in routine feeding, watering, and moving animals along with some more specialised farming activities which are necessary at this time of the year. Students have helped farmer Jonathan Stansfield, who supplies meat to our school kitchen, with Lambing, and administering anaesthetic to young cows before disbudding the calves and returning them to their mothers. The students have been able to undertake a range of activities which they would not normally had an opportunity to experience, this has improved their confidence while working with animals, with undertaking new tasks and has given them a range of potential career paths to think about. All of this work with our local farm, while supporting a range of new qualifications on offer is allowing us to achieve Silver Award with the Food For Life Partnership.

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