On Wednesday 24th April, Skylark and Starling visited The Bath & West Showground which invited 1,500 key stage two schoolchildren for the third annual Field to Food Learning Day.
We enjoyed a hands-on insight of farming and food production; meeting farmers and their livestock, getting up close to farm machinery, trying our hand at butter making with Wyke Farms, putting sheep through an MoT with Shepton Vets, milking the Hurdlebrook Guernseys, along with a host of other interactive exhibits.
The activities on offer were designed to illustrate how the food and drink that they consume arrives on their table. All the activities were specifically aimed at children aged 7 -11, offering a variety of hands, eyes, ears and noses-on learning.
The children particularly enjoyed the sheep shearing, lambs, and the huge machines!
The whole day was a real success which emphasized the importance of illustrating the link between farming and food, informing and educating the children about where their food comes from and the hard work farmers do to make sure we eat the very best of British food.