KINGSMEAD School, in Wiveliscombe, is appealing for help to revamp its school farm.

The farm project is part of Kingsmead's new land based studies course - formerly known as agriculture and animal care - a non exam course with a focus on outdoor activities.

Teacher Jon Matthews said: “We are overhauling the school farm and students are incredibly busy keeping the animals.

"Applied learning courses are not funded from the national curriculum, but from the school’s own budget.

"Therefore, each department’s allocation is inevitably very small.

"We have to rely on the goodwill of others to make it work.

“At present the students are using our staff’s own maintenance equipment, so the PTA is looking at the purchase of a rotavator for us.

"Support from parents would be very welcome.

"As winter is approaching we are in need of some hay and straw initially. We will need around 10 small bales of hay and 10 small bales of straw - not round bales. More would be great, but we are limited to space for storing it unfortunately.”