Youngsters log on down on the farm

CATCHLINE: HEELEYEB''Half term fun at Heeley City Farm.
CATCHLINE: HEELEYEB''Half term fun at Heeley City Farm.
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YOUNGSTERS crafted their own log furniture with fun on the farm.

They enjoyed holiday activities at Heeley City Farm, Sheffield, which teamed up with the national Children’s University to offer free workshops in animal care and heritage skills.

Families and young people had a go at Iron Age building techniques while working on the farm’s reconstructed Iron Age Roundhouse.

Willow weaving, wattle and daubing, as well as wool spinning using wool from the farm’s own rare breed Soay sheep were on offer.

Sally Rodgers, farm community heritage officer, said: “It was a fantastic chance to have a go at a range of hands-on activities and spend time in our lovely Roundhouse woodland.”

Young people who took part could claim a free Children’s University passport to learning, which celebrates out-of-school learning.