The school have a long term link with Hartsop Hall, Cumbria.
During the Summer Term our Year 6 children visited the farm and studied:
1.Changes in Farming practices- The uplands are no longer deemed efficient for producing lamb or breeding stock so they are giving enormous grants to farmers to turn their land over to woodland and keep cattle on it instead. Farmers are being asked to remove sheep and replace with "Wild" woodland, which can also be used for leisure. The children looked at their tree planting programme.
2. Sheep breeding- Swaledale crossed with Blue faced Leicester produces more meat. They looked closely at the lambs and their rumps for evidence! Texal rams are also used to increase meat yield.
3.Cattle breeding- The new Aberdeen Angus Bull put in an appearance and children identified the old Limousan bull's offspring.