There are some local Post 16 and 19 providers with upcoming open days, it’s never too early to have a look and see what is on offer in readiness for those key transitions:
https://www.yeovil.ac.uk/Events/ – Specific High Needs and SEN Event Monday 4th December – need to book slots.
https://www.weymouth.ac.uk/studying-with-us/weymouth-college-send-provision/ – booking for 1:1 sessions to go and see the facilities/meet key team members
https://www.kmc.ac.uk/college/open-events/ – next event Sunday 10th December
A dry sunny day ahead for our first visit to Magdalen Farm for some pupils from Juniper and Elm class.
Wellies on we went up to feed the pigs some chopped apples. The pigs were very happy to see us. Some of us were a bit unsure at first but we all helped to feed them, even the staff. Next up to collect eggs and say hello to the chickens. We also had the opportunity to touch a chicken, if we wanted too. Next on to the egganator with our eggs.
The goats were our next port of call. Getting up close we all managed to touch them, they were so calm with us.
We said good bye to our Friend from Juniper class and had lunch.
The afternoon was more hands on. Collecting compost in our buckets for the vegetable patch. Then some craft activities before saying good bye to our friends from the farm,
We had a lovely day and would like to thank Magdalen Farm and especially Rhian and Isobel who helped us.
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On Friday 17th November Laurel class spent the day at Magdalen Farm learning about all aspects of the farm life. This was an amazing day and all the students were fully engaged in all the activities. We helped care for the farm animals and learnt about organic welfare standards. We fed the pigs and goats, and used kind caring hands to hold the chickens. We collected some eggs and used a special machine to separate them into different sizes. After lunch we took part in Vegetable Garden Jobs and complete valuable day-to-day jobs such as pulling up carrots and putting down compost to feed the ground. Finishing the day with making bird feeders and decorations for the Christmas tree.
Some of Juniper had a lovely walk today in the sunshine. We enjoyed looking at the shops in Beaminster and going into CO-OP to buy some chocolate biscuits!