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Here’s looking a ewe kids – lambs arrive at school

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: February 21, 2014

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PUPILS at a school near Ashbourne are getting ready to welcome some new arrivals.

Lambing season at Abbotsholme is due to begin this week, and pupils will be put on a rota to look after the lambs and help with lambing.

The students will sleep in a nearby barn to watch over the sheep and to help with lambing around the clock.

The Rocester-based school has a 70 acre working farm with British white cows, pigs, chickens, goats, ducks, turkeys, lambs.

The school is also inviting pupils from primary schools in the area to come and see the lambs and children will be invited to hold some of the new arrivals.

School visits lasting 90 minutes are being arranged throughout March during weekdays or in the morning or afternoon between 10am and 2.30pm.

The visit will be followed with a quick stop to view the equestrian centre, the Dingle and the rock climbing wall and refreshments can be provided.

To find out more call Hannah Akers on 01889 594 289 or email hannah.akers@abbotsholme.co.uk

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