Thousands Attend Lambing Weekend
Thousands of people flocked to New Line Learning Academy for its annual lambing weekend.
Around 2,000 visitors visited the site in Boughton Lane, Loose, on April 16 and 17 to meet the latest additions to the school farm, which is run by the NLL Young Farmers’ Club.
The popular event gave families a first glimpse of the academy’s new agricultural facilities, which will include two classrooms, an office, toilets, a horticultural teaching area, a sheep polytunnel, stables, barns, a pig area and rabbit houses.
The modern buildings will replace the academy’s existing farm, which has been based at the campus for more than 35 years.
Farm manager, Lorraine Dent, said: “We had so many lovely comments from people about the new buildings and also about our Young Farmers.
"The event was fantastic and a real credit to the students and to everyone who worked so hard to get the farm ready and made sure the weekend ran smoothly. Thank you to everyone who attended and gave us their support."
Animals on show during the weekend included Tonic the goat, cows, donkeys, rabbits and, of course, newborn lambs.
There were also arts and crafts, a BBQ, a plant stall and a selection of games, such as a lucky dip and hoopla.