Pygmy Goats and Bees
We have some new additions to the Chandlings Family - two very cute pygmy goats and two hives of bees!
The goats have settled happily into their new home in the orchard and the bees are busy pollinating flowers and making honey in their hives in the top corner of our grounds.
The bees and their hives were a wonderful gift from our 2019 Leavers. We have got them from the Oxfordshire Beekeeper's Association who are helping us learn about the bees and all their benefits in nature. We are hoping to start a Bee Club soon once we are fully trained up, and learning about the bees will be part of our school's outdoor learning programme.
We are very excited to welcome our new goats. They have come from a local family and are very tame. Caring for our school animals will build a sense of responsibility in children, helping them to develop empathy and increased awareness of the needs and feelings of others. We know that the children will have lots of fun with them and they will definitely help with our children's wellbeing.
Outdoor learning is a huge part of life at Chandlings and can stimulate, motivate and offer learning experiences to enhance those that they receive in the classroom.
P.S If you can't find Ms Cook in her office you know where to find her!