Joey's Farm and Joey's Allotment

We are ready to start planting after half term! Please let Miss Ridyard know if you can help out!

We have our own mini farm here at St Joseph the Worker 2 ducks, 2 chickens and 2 rabbits! I am very grateful to Mr and Mrs McMahon for helping to make one of my dreams for the school come true!

This is a fantastic experience for the children who are able to see, touch and make connections to the wide world of animals! Observing and caring for an animal instils a sense of responsibility and respect for life. Research suggests it brings increased sensitivity and awareness of the feelings and needs of others—both animals and humans. Children will experience that all living things need more than just food and water for survival. We are stewards of God’s world looking after his wonderful creation!

Each class is included on a rota to care, feed and clean out the animal housing.

Of course you are welcome to come and meet them too –some fresh eggs each day on sale!

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“Together as God’s children we will, love, learn, grow, inspire, Let your light shine”.


  • To work together with families as the first educators of their children.
  • To create a happy Roman Catholic atmosphere in which everyone can develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, morally and physically.
  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating environment in which everyone is encouraged to develop his or her full potential.
  • To promote self-discipline in an atmosphere which fosters respect, tolerance and acceptance of all people.
  • This school is committed to encouraging the children to develop into responsible members of the school community in preparation for their role as adult members of society. In helping us to achieve this goal we anticipate the co-operation of all our parents.
  • To support all members of the community in their faith journey.

St Joseph The Worker RC Primary School, Cutnook Ln, Irlam, Manchester M44 6GX