On a rainy morning last week, a group of Lower Sixth students set out on a voyage to Umberslade Park Farm in Tamworth in Arden, each accompanying a pair of reception children. What could have been a day of muddy exploits, on account of the dismal weather, soon proved to be a delightful experience for both children and the “big girls” alike. The day began with the opportunity to feed alpacas, llamas and pygmy goats. Afterwards, the children met and petted guinea pigs, rabbits and horses; the trip concluded with a ride in a tractor in the field, amongst the sheep. The Lower Sixth, who displayed both sensitivity and awareness of the needs of others, played an important role in encouraging, guiding and supporting the children. Our thanks go to Mrs Moule, Mr Moore, Mrs Hall and Mrs Anderson, who all worked tirelessly to make the trip run as smoothly as possible. It was a very rewarding experience for all involved and one which undoubtedly has created many happy memories.
It has been wonderful to see our International Exchange Programme resume this academic year, providing a handful of Upper Fourth students the incredible opportunity to