A SCHOOL in Westbury now has its very own farm complete with chickens, ducks, guinea pigs and rabbits.

Shearwater Farm was established at Westbury Primary School by a dedicated team of staff and parents with the aim of creating a learning tool for pupils, who have all grown fond of the animals.

Office manager Naomi Lawrence said: “The chickens have become very friendly and now love to be stroked and the guinea pigs are a huge hit, although shy at first now love to be stroked and cuddled.

“Our rabbits are very mischievous, especially Oreo. Our ducks are the newest addition to our farm but have settled in fantastically and definitely like to make themselves heard.

“It has been fantastic to see how the pupils have responded to this unique learning experience, they volunteer to feed and water the animals as well as giving them daily cuddles.

“We now want to focus on providing a more substantive home for our animals and we are looking for some willing community volunteers to provide materials or skills in order to create a fantastic outdoor learning environment."

The school needs a pond to be excavated and a sturdy fence to be built so its animals can roam safely.

If you would like to help, contact the school by calling 01373822230 or emailing admin@westburyleigh.wilts.sch.uk