Chickens, guinea pigs and other animals!

We believe looking after animals helps the children develop a real sense of responsibility and awareness of the world around them. 

We regulary hatch our own chicks in Foundation and keep them in our wonderfully, adventurous hen run. Our children clean and feed the chickens and sell the eggs to Sherwood families. Some children have enjoyed developing their social skills by working with others from across age groups to collect eggs.

We also keep gerbils, tropical and cold water fish and guinea pigs - all cared for, and loved by children across the school during lunchtimes. They have often supported informal play therapy and given some children a chance for quiet reflection during our busy days. 


Contact Us

Sherwood Primary School, Sherwood Way, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9GA

Miss G Worthington | Tel: 01772 719093 | Email:

SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) Enquiries | Mrs K Hobson