Over Farm October 2016
On a sunny and bright morning a number of pupils from Year 3, 4 and 5 visited a working farm (Over Farm) in Gloucester. The day started off with a talk about the farm and how it has changed to meet the demands of its customers over the last 20 years. Children learn about the importance of buying local produce and food miles. Alyson, the Educational Officer at the farm, discussed the families of vegetables that are grown at the farm and the planting cycle. After his, the children were taken on a tour of the farm and allowed to pick and taste a number of vegetables. These vegetable were then used by the children the in school the next day to make pumpkin curry and beetroot and chocolate muffins in a cookery session led by Mrs Manion and Mrs Whitehouse. The aroma of the delicious food cooking drove a number of the Teachers wild. After lunch, there was an opportunity to feed the animals on the farm and were treated by male ostrich who put on quite a show. We all got a chance to look around the farm shop and see fantastic array of vegetables they have to offer. The day was rounded off with a thrilling tractor ride around the whole farm!