Fantastic “farm to fork” experience!
Children from St George’s C of E Primary School in Lewisham, South London had a fabulous time exploring Horlands Farm, Tonbridge, Kent last week. Two Year 2 classes travelled to the farm where they learned about the sheep, cows, calves and fed the pigs including Baldrick, a rather large but friendly boar. The children then busied themselves collecting apples and pears from the orchard and after lunch made bird feeders and helped the farmer spread hay in the barn for the cows.
The children were given a bag of apples and pears by the farmer, Claudine, to take back to school and the next day the children used them to make delicious muffins.
Sharon Roberts, our Farm Visit Coordinator for Kent and Essex said “The visit was a great success with the added bonus of the children picking fruit and using it in a cookery session the next day, to really give them a brilliant “farm to fork” experience!”.
Special thanks to Robert Lewis, Chairman of the Nineveh Charitable Trust, who’s organisation has funded four Country Trust Farm Visits for schools in Kent, for attending the visit and seeing our work in action.