‘The chickens at Heathland are fabulous – great little layers and hugely popular with the children. We’ve just had a Chicken Songwriting Competition for our radio station!’ Chris Spruce, Head Teacher, Heathland School
‘Great, informative afternoon. We were made to feel very welcome, looked after extremely well and learnt enough and more in order to start our chicken journey at School!’ ‘Thanks so much for all your support.’ Sarah Schleich, Carlisle Infant School
We’ve been really pleased to welcome several schools to ‘Join us on the Journey’ in recent years. Be it Chickens, Bees, Life Cycles or Food Production, it’s been a privilege to support pupils as they experience something new and grow in their understanding.
We then worked together to plan a strategy which involved sourcing equipment, working with the caretaker to prepare a safe area for the chickens, choosing chickens and training for staff and students.
The culmination was a day at the school where we introduced the chickens, ran sessions with the ‘chicken volunteers’, questions & answers with staff, assemblies with key stages 1 & 2 and gave out certificates to the students who were now trained to look after their new hens.
- Welcomed schools to Hen Corner for visits
- Introduced chickens to other schools
- Visited schools to talk about bees
- Planned hatching egg projects for the spring
We can plan a bespoke programme, that may include any of the above, specifically designed to meet the needs of you and your school.
Sara Ward has many years experience working with children and young people both in schools and within the voluntary sector. She currently oversees the children’s and youth work at Bless Community Church, is the Vice Chair of Governors at her local primary school and chairs the Advisory Board for her local Children’s Centres.
If you think we can complement your curriculum in any way, please do get in touch by completing the form below.
Please note that fees are quoted by the half or full day.