Amazing show success
Staff and pupils at St Michael’s High School were celebrating their amazing success as they scooped first prizes at the prestigious Cheshire Show.
Students who work on the school farm took part in the show for the first time this year and were delighted to bring back a collection of first prize rosettes and even a trophy for ‘Best in Breed’ for the flock of sheep bred in the school grounds.
When their sheep produced three little lambs, born on site this spring, the pupils were incredibly proud and really wanted to show them off.
When it was time to demonstrate their skills with the flock, pupils donned white coats and flat caps and entered the show ring well prepared with newly trained sheep.
As the show began, pupils were keen to see if this hard work was going to pay off. First prizes and red rosettes were then awarded to every class the school entered, much to the delight of the pupils.
Anthony Sullivan, a Year 10 pupil, saw his determination and hard work had paid off when he managed to show one of the ewes so well that she was awarded Champion North Ronaldsay at the show.
Anthony said: “I was really nervous, loads of people were watching, but I kept looking at the judge and making sure the sheep was standing well.”