Taste of life as a farmer for Northchapel children

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CHILDREN from Northchapel Primary School pulled on their wellies and got a taste of life as a farmer on a special outing last week.

They got the chance to try their hands at a number of farming activities and as our picture shows, they also got up close and personal with some of the farm animals.

It was all part of a day to remember for Oak Class, the youngest pupils at the Northchapel school who were spending the day at Cowdray Model Farm as part of their studies for their topic for the week which was ‘Harvest and Farms.’

Children were given a guided tour of the milking parlour, shown the daily routine and even had a go at milking the cows themselves.

They were enthralled at the sight of small chicks which had just hatched out in an incubator.

For many one of the biggest thrills was to be allowed to sit on one of the Cowdray Model Farm tractors.

With the help of staff they fed farm animals and got the chance to question staff about the work on the farm.

In another part of the childrens’ studies the school held a topic related assembly for all key stage 1 children from Oak Class and also from the year 2 Rowan class.

Graham Cornick from ‘Talk on the Wildside’ visited the school with some of his nocturnal animals to help them with their topic on ‘light and dark.’

He explained where they lived and allowed the youngsters to hold and stroke some of the animals during the assembly.