Published on May 14, 2019

Fun At The Farm 2019

As part of their end of year project, the entry-level childcare students spent time planning a performance, designing and creating their set props for an event at Standalone Farm in Letchworth.

On Wednesday 7th May for the fourth year running, the students hosted a day of activities for children at the farm.

In the week that the Hungry Caterpillar celebrates its 50th anniversary, our childcare students performed a play based on the popular children’s book, followed by arts and crafts activities for the children visiting.

The day was a part of a national youth action campaign, called #iwill, which we have been selected to participate in along with hundreds of organisations from across the country. Its purpose is to encourage young people to participate in a range of actions such as volunteering, campaigning and fundraising to make a positive difference in their local community.

Samantha Cragg, a teacher from the Glebe nursery, who brought along 31 pupils, said, “This has been a brilliant opportunity for the class to come out and visit the farm and see the students perform a much-loved children’s classic. They loved every minute of it!”

Entry-level childcare student, Shannagh Cockerton, said: “It’s been a great experience for us and to see the reaction from the children has given us all a real buzz.”

Karen Hyland, childcare lecturer said, “Our students really excelled themselves. They worked so hard coming up with the ideas and then rehearsing over several weeks to bring it all together.”

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