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Chulmleigh Community College

Chulmleigh Community College, Chulmleigh, Devon, EX18 7AA

Shorn the Sheep

Students get a lesson in sheep shearing

The College keeps a small flock of Poll Dorset Sheep at our farm and we are supported by Ed Lowe, a lecturer from Bicton College who teaches students every Tuesday.  On this occasion, he brought with him, students from Bicton to shear sheep and lambs, showing the Year 10 group how it's done.

The fleeces will be sold at South Molton market and the money will be re-invested in the farm.

We had a very successful lambing this year with 7 pregnant ewes producing 10 healthy lambs.  We are in the process of selling off some of them to bring our flock to 8 ewes to produce lambs next January/February.

Nick Brown

ELBS teacher