Red George Animal & Land-base Studies

Friday June 29th, 2018, 12:11 pm

As part of the alternative provision that is available through Woodlands school, pupils are able to engage with a number of rural skills provisions located around Shropshire, in particular Red George Animal and Land-base Studies have supported numerous Woodlands pupils. An ongoing project has been taking place there over the past 2 years as Liz explains; “a local boy in the village popped his head over my gate one day several years ago.  He was interested in the chickens and asked me lots of questions.  He became a regular visitor, coming to see our chickens and to collect eggs/hens from me.  He was a lovely young boy and as he grew up became one of your pupils at Woodlands School”.

This pupil was Liam Lutner who sadly passed away in September 2015, Woodlands pupils past and present, along with young people local to Market Drayton who knew Liam have all enjoyed contributing to the building of a chicken house as a memorial to him. Liz added “it felt like an appropriate memorial to him given his interest in the farm”. Liam is greatly missed among staff at Woodlands and is still regularly talked about with fond memories.

Glyn Thomas – Pastoral Assistant