Hundreds Flock to Lambing Weekend
More than 1,700 people flocked to New Line Learning Academy to enjoy the fun and games at the school’s annual Lambing Weekend.
Over the two-day event, which took place on April 8th and 9th, visitors were treated to a variety of stalls and activities, including hook-a-duck and hoopla, as well as arts and crafts. There was also a barbecue, a café run by the students and other refreshments.
The main attraction was, of course, the farm’s newest additions. In total, the academy has welcomed 31 lambs, two of which were born after the gates closed on the first day of the event. Other animals on show included cows, sheep, guinea pigs, chickens, rabbits and goats.
Farm manager, Lorraine Dent, said: “The event was absolutely fantastic. It was great to be able to welcome so many people to the farm and to showcase what the work that we do.
“On the Saturday, after we shut the gates and cleared up, a lamb was born at 8.30pm and another at 11.30pm. They obviously wanted to avoid a big entrance!”
The weekend is organised every year by the academy’s award-winning Young Farmers’ Club. It’s the second year the event has taken place in the site’s brand new farm, which was officially opened last year.
Photos from the weekend also featured in the Kent Messenger.