The FBA Farm was created in the spring of 2013 to provide pupils with an outdoor space to enjoy learning about animals and the environment. It began with two little rabbits called Cookie and Oreo, who were joined not long after by a group of little chickens and a very busy beehive. As the farm family developed, two new brothers arrived, aka Billy and Barry the goats, followed by three ducklings Huey, Dewy and Louie. As time went on the farm grew and extended into a larger space by the carpark. New small furry animals arrived and soon we had lots of rabbits and guinea pigs to add to the joy of the farm. Many students visited each day as the farm became a place of wellbeing, creativity and belonging.
Currently at the FBA Farm we have rabbits, guinea pigs, quails, chickens, ducks, goats, and Miniature Shetland ponies, as well as regularly visiting squirrels and a cat. Students from FBA enjoy being able to visit during their morning break and lunch break, and after school. On a visit they can enjoy petting and holding the animals, or even taking the ponies or goats for a walk. Students also help look after the farm generally as well as checking the animals are cleaned out and have enough food and water.
– Get to know each of the farm residents
Farm Blog /Gallery
– What’s going on at the farm
Billy & Barry – The movies
– Caught on the webcam