Wybourn Community Primary School were matched with fwd:motion as part of the 480 club run by Whirlow Hall Farm Trust. The children from Wybourn School stayed at Whirlow Hall Farm from the 3rd to 5th of October and actively joined in with various farm tasks and looking after the animals.
Web Developer Mike Froggatt from fwd:motion visited the children and saw for himself the great work done by the Farm Trust and how it has a positive effect on the children.
Sarah Kerrigan, Fundraiser and Events Organiser at Whirlow Hall Farm Trust comments.
“Thank you for supporting the 480 scheme again for this year; Wybourn Primary School would not have enjoyed the visit they made to the farm last week without your generous support. I hope Mike Froggatt enjoyed meeting the children, I am sure he shared with you some of the hilarious comments we heard during their pony riding session and shared the photographs we took on the day.”
“A high percentage of the children come from low income households, some have never had a holiday, some have never left their community as hard as this is to believe. The visit to Whirlow has provided some children within this group with their first visit to the countryside and first meeting of farm animals. The children went home with happy memories they will remember for a long time to come not to mention all the learning they achieved during the stay…. I asked the group lots of questions which they answered with no problems or hesitation at all… they remembered everything they had been told during the stay.”
“May I take this opportunity to thank you again on behalf of the children from Wybourn Primary for your continued support and I look forward to seeing the team at fwd:motion on the farm again soon.”
fwd:motion are looking forward to being matched again with another school as part of the renewal process for the 480 club. if you too would like to find out more about the 480 club, or would like to join, then please click here to visit the Whirlow Hall Farm website.