Saturday, 16 November 2013

Wychall School Visit

On Tuesday 12th November we hosted the first of three annual visits from Wychall school.  Around 40 year 4's arrived bright and early on a glorious day to explore the farm.  Half of the group  started off in the kitchen garden looking at winter vegetables and what plants need to grow, while the other half learnt about our sheep flock and some habitat exploration.  After that we headed up to the tower field to do some history, on the Iron Age Hill Fort; and geography, looking at the counties around the hill.
We had lunch back at the Estate Office, with everyone removing their wellies.  Homemade soup was the order of the day with winter vegetables harvested from the garden, spicy pumpkin soup, which was delicious! After lunch we boarded the coach to head off to look at some cover crops, no time to see the rape and wheat, where we talked about roots, worms and soil.  It was a great day for the children who went home very tired after having so much fun. 

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