STUDENTS from Bebington High Sports College have started work on the school's farm.

The farm aims to make students aware of the ethical and sustainable methods of food production in an urban environment.

The Level 2 Btec Horticulture class has started to cultivate the land, recently planting 32 fruit trees, which will grow mixed apples, mixed pears, plum and cherries.

They plan to sell the farm produce such as vegetables, eggs, and even hanging baskets.

The school has been supported in the project by Co-operative Community Fund, Tesco Community Fund and Wirral Farmers Market. Students have also received a donation of 21 pairs of Wellies.

The farm at the moment features a potting shed, poly-tunnel and poultry enclosure housing six hens and eight chicks, which have been raised at the school.

Work on phase two of the farm will begin in the New Year, with pigs, goats, quail and ducks taking up residence. 

Bebington High Sports College wants to offer students opportunities to learn outside of the classroom through extra-curricular and vocational pathways, developing life and employment skills whilst building on the cooperative values of self-responsibility and sustainability.

It means that from June students will be able to study Level 2 Btec in Animal Care and will be responsible for the care of the animals and the day to day running of the farm.