4th December 2017
Visit from Junior World
What a day! Children from Junior World, Nairn, were left wide eyed at the animals they saw and touched at Cantraybridge College today. The visit came about as one of Cantraybridge’s students, James O’Donnell, is doing two days a week at the nursery as a work placement. “James is a natural with the children and is a huge hit with them and the staff team”, Says Jayne Macintosh, Manager at Junior World.
During their visit the children got to meet a huge rabbit called Benny as well as talking birds and ‘Spike’, the Bearded Dragon. They also got the chance to collect eggs from the colleges 60 hens, an experience they had never done before. Later in the morning they had snacks and drinks in the colleges own café, which is open to the public, where they were joined by college staff and students.
Junior World have also been busy planting 18 mixed fruit trees (which was funded by the Tree Council as part of their Orchard Windfall Fund), around Cantraybridge’s newly built outdoor classroom. The trees, a mix of apple and pear are mainly old Scottish varieties such as ‘Bloody Ploughman’ and ‘Coul Blush’, and will, in time; add another fruit to their ever increasing basket.
The college grows all its own fruit and vegetables without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilisers, and having recently introduced a hive of Bees to the campus, it is hoped the orchard will be buzzing with activity in summer.
This is the first of many collaborations between Cantraybridge and Junior World and one that, if today’s smiles are anything to go by, is set for success.