Goat trio a big hit at county school

William Fotheringham and his goats.

William Fotheringham and his goats.

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PUPILS at a Northumberland school are enjoying their new furry friends.

William Fotheringham, 13, did not want to be parted from the three nanny goats which usually live on his parents’ farm in Perth, Scotland.

So he was delighted when his school, Nunnykirk School for Dyslexia, agreed to take them on as it has a long history of animal husbandry as part of rural studies.

Clarys, who is nine, and Carrie, five, are both black British Alpines. Sarah, five, is a white British Saanen.

Nunnykirk headteacher Carol Hodgson said: “It’s great for William and the other pupils to learn more about caring for animals and the goats are proving to be very popular.”