Celebration at farm marks success of Sheffield students

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More than 100 teenagers and their guests enjoyed a celebration evening at Sheffield’s Whirlow Hall Farm – where they have been studying for the last year.

The youngsters, aged 14 and over, enjoyed a barbecue, tour of the farm and saw a display of their best work.

Presentations at the event, sponsored by trade union Unison, were made by the Mistress Cutler, Jane Pedder, and by Sheffield city councillor John Campbell.

In total, 110 students from 16 schools took 14 courses, working towards eight qualifications over the year.

Whirlow Hall Farm has expanded its education provision over the last two years to support schools across Sheffield.

Some youngsters have tackled environmental studies or animal care, or have taken on other new subjects.

All those completing courses are made Friends of Whirlow, giving themselves and their families free tickets for life to events such as Lambing Days and the September Farm Fayre.

A farm spokesman said: “This will be an excellent way of keeping in touch with Whirlow’s alumni and will enable future students to benefit from the successes of their peers this year.”