Leaping Lambs at Lambing Sunday! (March 2011)


Bridgwater College's Lambing Sunday began during the set-up with the birth of a lamb - joining the many others that were admired during the day as they skipped around their pens at the College's Rodway Farm in Cannington.


Although a bit chilly to begin with, it was a fine day, and many turned out to see the lambs and to enjoy a family day out at the farm. Not to be outdone by the newborn lambs, a calf decided to make an appearance in the afternoon, with people flocking to the cow shed to see the experience. Another experience enjoyed by many was the sheepdog demonstrations - although rather than herding sheep, the dogs were herding ducks - much to the amusement of the spectators, as the ducks were maybe not as compliant as sheep might have been!


There were also many other attractions, such as tractor trailer rides around the farm and to and from the car park; face painting; climbing wall; bouncy castle; children's train; plant sales; craft stalls; home-reared pork sausages to savour; milking parlour demonstrations; sheep shearing and more!


"It was fantastic to see so many people at the event and enjoying a family day out on our award-winning farm," said Jeremy Kerswell, Head of Land Based Studies at Bridgwater College. "As well as enjoying the attractions, visitors were also able to see our facilities and find out more about the wide range of Agricultural and Land-based courses available at the College - making it an educational day out as well as a lot of fun."


Lambing Sunday is just the beginning of another busy events calendar at Bridgwater College - so watch out for more information over the coming months.