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TSIMS Have Tremendous Fun At Tetton Farm

TSIMS Have Tremendous Fun At Tetton Farm

This week we saw blue skies at The Grange as we welcomed back students from their half term break. Seven students along with Mr Stephens returned from skiing with Foxcombe with a healthy glow about them after a week of fun on the slopes.

On Monday, the final half of the Spring Term began with a whole school trip to Tetton Farm organised by our Mathematics teacher, Mrs House. Here, students learnt about the importance of different crops and machinery with the help of our host David and fed the Aberdeen Angus cows, their favourite treat, barley. Then the group took part in an inter-tutor group competition, testing their map reading skills, to locate and retrieve codes hidden around the farm. The students had great fun running through the fields trying to find the codes and avoiding the mud, some did this more successfully than others! After a brief stop at The Grange for some lunch, the school headed back out to Volis Farm, another local farm, specialising in dairy. On arrival, the group was shown a field of cows expecting calves and were very lucky to see a calf born within 30 minutes of arriving. Half of the group were then shown the milking parlour and the other set off to spend some time with the lovely baby calves, understand what happens after they are born and how they were looked after. The trip was a great success, with students enjoying the February sun and gaining extra knowledge and vocabulary to be used in the future.

Katherine Barnett
TSIMS GRA