On Friday the 29th April a group of our S2 & S3 Life Skills pupils had a visit to Burn of Balmakelly Farm, Laurencekirk,to take part in farming in the field workshops. The weather remained settled and the pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
They took part in Plant Care where pupils were shown how to plant and crop rhubarb, raspberry’s, take cuttings of blackberry’s as well as crop and taste asparagus. All pupils were involved in planting some onions to help deter the carrot fly from our carrots and sowing some peas directly into soil in the field.
Pupils then took part in an Animal Care lesson, calling and racing against their two kune kune pigs in their field to check senses and mobility in their health care checklist. Pupils also lead training donkeys around their obstacle course using the commands, ‘walk on’, ‘right’, ‘left’, ‘halt’ and ‘standing’ over the fence.