Baaack to school – the lambs that are teaching people about green issues.
We’re better known for nurturing economic recovery than nurturing baby lambs, but that’s exactly what’s happened at a school-based project funded by our Community Environment Fund.
Seven North Ronaldsay lambs, one of the rarest breeds in the country, were born at Woodchurch High School farm in Wirral which received a £20,000 grant from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.
The lambs, including two sets of twins, are already taking centre stage in their funded workshops teaching both children and adults about the cause and effect of selective breeding and commercial farming on the environment and the response to them.
Linda Hackett who runs the Good Life Happy Earth project on the school farm said:
“This grant has enabled us to develop and share the environmental learning that takes place on the WHS Farm. Long after the Community Environment Funding has been spent the sustainable impact of the project will continue through our children, teachers and the wider community.”
As they get older, the lambs will either live on rare breed farms, be rehomed on petting farms or remain at the school.
Fifty-eight projects from across Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral were awarded funding from the £500k Community Environment Fund pot with nine of them from Wirral. The projects contribute to the city region’s target of being net carbon zero by 2040 by promoting community engagement in local environmental programmes leading to more awareness of green issues and environment-friendly behaviour.