Usually Cornflower Farm is inhabited by a brood of chickens, a muddle of Guinea pigs, a few rabbits and two sheep. However, on the 23 May, the population of our farm is set to double. Our regulars will be joined by alpacas, pygmy goats and ducklings as part of our Young Farmers’ Day.

Moreton Hall’s Young Farmers’ Day is a free event, open to all and is designed to give a taste of what life at our Prep school is like. Not only will children from Reception to Year 6 enjoy a day on the farm but children from the ages of three to four are also welcome to attend and meet our furry friends.

Local vets Clive Patel and Rebecca Rowe will also be talking to pupils about animal care and the importance of veterinary medicine. Whilst beekeeper, Sir Anthony Rigby, will introduce children to the fascinating world of bees and beekeeping. They will see how the bees make honey and understand why they are so crucial to our ecosystem.

On top of their hands-on learning experience, there will also be time for pupils to enjoy additional games and activities. Children can experience the traditional Yorkshire game of ‘welly throwing’ and there will also be a real tractor on site.

Deborah Speakman, Head of Moreton Prep, said: “Experiential learning is at the heart of our curriculum here at Moreton and with over 100 acres to explore and learn in we are very lucky indeed.”

Cornflower Farm at Moreton Hall had humble beginnings as a project that aimed to involve children in the fun and responsibilities that come along with looking after livestock and growing plants and was first opened to encourage pupils to spend time in the beautiful Shropshire countryside. Pupils now regularly take part in the annual sheep shearing as well as tending to the orchard and the Eco vegetable garden. Animals play an important role in the lives of pupils at Moreton and, more recently, have been the focal point of an A Level photography project.

From pond dipping, to building dens and visiting Cornflower Farm, Moreton understands that nature plays a pivotal role in the development of children, especially in supporting their wellbeing and happiness. We warmly welcome you to join us for our Young Farmers’ Day.

To find out more information, or to register, please visit: https://moreton