Members of staff from Stansted Airport’s Airside Operations Team swapped the airfield for a farm recently when they volunteered to spruce up a small holding at Saffron Walden County High School.
The eight volunteers spent the day painting and clearing out a yard so the school can offer animal care courses as part of next year’s curriculum.
Sarah Dignasse, Uttlesford Schools 14-19 Director, said:
“A huge ‘Thank You’ from all at Saffron Walden County High School to the wonderful Airside Operations Team. What they achieved was amazing and has given such a boost to the developments on the farm.
“Their fabulous efforts have meant that we are a step closer to giving the young people in the school and the surrounding area some great opportunities to work with the animals and undertake learning outside the normal classroom. It’s pretty rare to find a farm in a school and they have helped and supported us to get this facility on the road to becoming a fantastic resource for the pupils.”
Taking part in the day was Nick Millar, Stansted Airport’s head of airside, who said:
“We all had a wonderful day and it was an absolute pleasure to take a day out the office and support this excellent community project.”