A popular Leeds farm has been ‘taken over’ for a day by youngsters from two primary schools in the city.
Pupils from Rawdon St Peter’s C of E Primary and Bramley St Peter’s C of E Primary were given the chance to take on a number of different roles at Home Farm, which, located on the historic Temple Newsam estate, is home to over 400 sheep, cattle, pigs, poultry and goats.
As part of the day which formed part of Leeds City Council’s takeover month, the children worked as secretaries in the farm’s busy office, assisted the gardening team in replacing summer bedding plants, and as Education Visitor Assistants (E.V.A’s), learned how to get to grips with some of the smaller animals.
There was also an opportunity for the youngsters, who were all provided with a well-earned certificate by Leeds City Council’s Parks and Countryside team, to get a guided tour and put forward their ideas for the future use of one of the farm’s recently restored buildings.
Councillor Jack Dunn, Leeds City Council’s lead member for cleaner, safer and stronger communities said:
“We were delighted to welcome youngsters from two of our city’s primary schools to Home Farm as part of the council’s children takeover month.
“It was fantastic to see them get stuck in and excel in a number of different roles at the farm, and we look forward to welcoming more schools to our sites in the future as part of takeover month.”