Monday, 26 April 2010

School Farm Fair Visit by Years 3 & 4

On Wednesday 21st April, Years 3 and 4 enjoyed a farm fair that showed them about farming and where their food comes from. The 10th School Farm and Country Fair was organised by the Suffolk Agricultural Association and was held at Trinity Park, Ipswich. Approximately 3,500 children attended from about 80 different schools.

The day was packed with activities, displays and demonstrations that helped the children understand more about rural life and the origins of their food. These included weaving, making bread rolls, watching sheepdogs round up turkeys and geese, a gun dog and bloodhounds display, a falconry display with hawks, falcons and owls, watching a farrier shoe horses and seeing a display of farming machinery used throughout the farming year. The children very much enjoyed the experience of being able to handle chicks and ducklings and touch a range of livestock. Another highlight was exploring the wildlife and conservation area, followed by a tractor and trailer ride. You can see the children enjoying some of these things in our photographs and look out for our display containing more information and photographs coming soon near the office.

By Mrs Dwyer