Don't miss a story sign up to Midweek Herald's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

The piglets are back in town

15:19 01 April 2014

Ryan Flack and Curtis Roe at Honiton community college showing their British Lop piglets and Tamworth pigs. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref mhh 2966-12-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Ryan Flack and Curtis Roe at Honiton community college showing their British Lop piglets and Tamworth pigs. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref mhh 2966-12-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Archant

Honiton Community College welcomes a new litter of piglets.

One of the Honiton community college British Lop piglets. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref mhh 2967-12-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24One of the Honiton community college British Lop piglets. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref mhh 2967-12-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

The pitter patter of tiny trotters can once again be heard at Honiton Community College with the arrival of a new litter of piglets.

Students and staff at the college will be taking care of the seven British lop piglets, who are nine-weeks-old.

They will be shown by the students at the Devon County Show in May.

“The students will be trained to look after the piglets and shown how to display them in the lead up to the show. They will also find out about the history of the British lop and about keeping pigs and the reasons for looking after rare breeds,” says Gary Wills, the college’s director of finance. “The students are going to learn so much.”

Ryan Flack and Curtis Roe with Honiton community college finance director Gary Wills showing their British Lop piglets and Tamworth pigs. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref mhh 2954-12-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24Ryan Flack and Curtis Roe with Honiton community college finance director Gary Wills showing their British Lop piglets and Tamworth pigs. Photo by Terry Ife. Ref mhh 2954-12-14TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

British lops are one of the rarest breeds in the country.

The college also has two Tamworth pigs to keep the piglets company in their enclosure, which is located in the college’s woodland area used for forest school and other outdoor activities.

This is the second litter of piglets to be brought to the college. Their mother Princess was a huge hit with students and staff as were her previous litter of 10 piglets.

A farming expert will be coming to talk to the students about pig farming as they hone their handling skills ready for the big county show.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 18:00

Axminster’s chamber of commerce is promoting two initiatives to help brighten up the town this coming summer.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

At their meeting last night (Tuesday, May 24) members of Axminster Photography Group were due to view entries for their upcoming exhibition in The Arts Café, from June 6 to July 3.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00
mhw Diary

As part of ‘Small Charity Week 2016’, East Devon Volunteer Support Agency (EDVSA) will be hosting a Big Advice Day, providing a drop-in clinic and telephone advice line, on Tuesday, June 14, for small charities, voluntary and community groups.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00
Colyton Grammar School  student Zack Chandler-Thorn with Mr Singh

Gurdial Singh, from the Bristol Gurdwara, has visited Colyton Grammar School to talk to year seven religious education students, as they have been learning about Sikhism this term.

Read more
Fri, 15:07
car driving fast into forest.

Around 25,000 people are expected to attend the music festival, taking place this weekend.

Read more
Fri, 12:36
Alan Rowe and Ernest on the Gibraltar Rock Run.

Alan Rowe MBE and his wife, Pauline, made the week-long trip last month.

Read more
Fri, 10:49
The pompom field in the gardens outside Dray Court on Exmouth's Rolle Road is part of Exmouth's Art Trail, Photo: Paul Strange.

There’s an extraordinary sight on Exmouth’s Rolle Road for the next few days.

Read more
Fri, 09:41
Stagecoach buses

Council steps in to secure two popular East Devon services

Read more
Thu, 18:31
Sidmouth Surf Life Saving Club. Ref shs 20-16SH 4304. Picture: Simon Horn.

Youngsters from Sidmouth Surf Lifesaving Club recently took to the water to mark the start of their 2016 season.

Read more
Thu, 12:51
Cllr Jill McNally spent time helping the Cubs plant flowers in Dowell Street.

Honiton town councillor Jill McNally joined the cubs to plant some flowers in the street.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications