People young and old got an insight into life at Warriner School Farm on Sunday as part of an open day to help raise funds for the facility.
The 120-acre farm in Bloxham is one of the biggest in the county and families were able to walk freely around the site to look at different animals and watch traditional ploughing machines being used in one of the nearby fields.
Chloe Pearson, 13, is a pupil at the school and one of many who regularly volunteers their time to help out on the farm.
She said: “I really enjoy it here. A lot of schools do not have something like this and I like working with the different animals and learning more about them. I want to become a vet when I’m older so this is a really good facility to have at the school.”
The farm is a purpose-built educational resource which provides a practical, relevant and realistic experience of farming, the rural environment and land use to students and those from other schools.
It holds various open days throughout the year to raise funds for its general day-to-day upkeep following cuts to its funding by Oxfordshire County Council.
It offers a selection of different farming activities including feltmaking, weaving and dying as part of its outreach programme, which is enjoyed by children from other schools communities.
Bev James, educational co-ordinator at the farm, said the event had been one of the best in recent years.
She said: “It was a really enjoyable day and a lot of people were surprised by the scale of our farm. It is a great feeling to see everyone enjoying themselves as it takes a lot of hard work to organise something like this. It has been so worthwhile.”