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Craft Enrichment Visit

 On Tuesday, 5th November, members of the Craft Enrichment Group were able to see textiles in action during their visit to Simply Alpaca.

Pupils began by completing a fact-file on the key features of alpacas and llamas before joining the creatures for a feeding session. We then found out about the properties and treatment of alpaca fleece and participated in a craft workshop where each pupil produced their own piece of felt in natural colours. It was very interesting learning a new textile crafting technique and seeing how a local business creates products from their alpaca fleeces. We were strongly tempted to sneak a gentle alpaca back to school with us but had to make do with a few replicas from the gift-shop!