Volunteers from Stansted Airport brave weather conditions to help school farm

Volunteers from Stansted Airport helped spruce up a farm at Saffron Walden County High School

Volunteers from Stansted Airport helped spruce up a farm at Saffron Walden County High School - Credit: Archant

A team of volunteers from Stansted Airport braved the mud, wind and rain to help spruce up a farm at Saffron Walden County High School on Monday (June 20).

Volunteers from Stansted Airport helped spruce up a farm at Saffron Walden County High School

Volunteers from Stansted Airport helped spruce up a farm at Saffron Walden County High School - Credit: Archant

The group of eight Stansted employees, from the external affairs and commercial departments, painted and cleared out a yard in difficult weather conditions so the school can offer animal care course as part of next year’s curriculum.

Sarah Dignasse, Uttlesford Schools 14-19 director, said: ““The biggest ‘Thank You’ goes out from all at Saffron Walden County High School to the fabulous Stansted team.

“What they achieved today 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.”


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Chris Wiggan, Stansted Airport’s head of external affairs, who was one of the eight volunteers, 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.

“Despite the awful weather, I think we really made a difference in such a short space of time, which will hopefully help the school achieve its aim of delivering a new range of vocational courses from September.”

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