27 June 2023
When you need a haircut, going to the hairdresser is the answer. At St Augustine’s Priory, the hairdresser comes to you. As long as you are one of their flock of sheep. It was shearing time at this Ealing Catholic Independent school for girls when shearer, Tom Davis, arrived recently to give all their sheep a summer shearing.
The customers were somewhat reluctant, but the effort was well worth it as some very woolly sheep ended up smart and shorn, ready to enjoy the summer warmth without a thick winter coat getting in their way.
After the shearing, the St Augustine’s Priory student Farm Managers sorted and rolled the fleeces ready for sale. A day’s cheering shearing accomplished!
The Priory Farm at St Augustine’s Priory is a working farm with chickens, ducks and sheep. Under the aegis of the Priory Farm Manager, Ms Lauren Fraser, interested senior pupils are trained in the care of the animals and become student farm managers. Throughout the year, local schools are also welcomed to visit and learn about the animals, their way of life and how to care for them
St Augustine’s Priory is a leading Catholic Independent Day School for girls aged 3 – 18 set in 13 acres of grounds. Communications: Ms E Heekin, Email [email protected] Ms M King, Email [email protected]