Making your Christmas that little bit more special…


By Andrew Martin, Head of Outdoor Work

instagramcapture_ad13deea-0a88-4c91-9bc5-867cc1ee6e83As I’m sure most of you are aware, Outdoor Work is run as a cottage industry as well as a department within the school. This unique position allows us to offer you a selection of homemade goods, most of which have been made by students, whenever possible using produce grown here.

This year, thanks to Feline, our produce list is bigger and more exciting than ever! It includes apple and tomato chutney, pickled rainbow beets, poached pears in elderflower champagne, elderberry cordial, hay cordial, hay salt, jam, hedgerow jelly using crab apples and hawthorn berries and plum compote. Our mince pies have developed their own cult following, and are available most days at reception…if you can get to them quickly enough!

We have a very limited number of sheepskin rugs from our own Jacob sheep, priced at £95, each one boasting its own unique, distinctive pattern. We are also expecting a range of shawls, scarves and blankets from our Jacob fleece, please email either myself ( or Feline ( for details.  All profits are ploughed back into Outdoor Work, so please take a good look – staff, students and animals greatly appreciate your support!

You can pick up goods either from reception at anytime, or at the Bakehouse from 12pm -1.30pm on Saturday 3 December, or from 1.30pm on Friday 9 December.

A very merry Christmas from all of us in Outdoor work!