Thanks to Tesco’s Bags of Change funding Castle Manor facilitated a range of trips and visits to teach children about animal husbandry and where their food comes from.
Burton End, Place Farm and Sandcastles Playgroup were invited to visit a Pop up farm, attend a demonstration from Suffolk Beekeepers Association and partake in a seed planting session with the RHS.
Btec Animal care students received a hands on lesson to learn how to handle, scan and number sheep.
Catering students went to Jimmy’s Farm to experience a butchery course. Miss Spurling who teaches catering said 'The Food Preparation trip to Jimmy's Farm was really informative, seeing the process of farm to plate was really interesting and the students took a lot from all the farm had to offer, including, a tour of the working farm and gardens, a sausage making and tasting session, a butchery demonstration and a talk with the Head Chef.'
The day was planned to encourage teachers to take learning outside of the classroom and nearly 500 children visited the Pop Up farm and experienced other activities on our school site. Castle Manor is well known for its Outdoor Learning opportunities and this day was about sharing our resources and outdoor spaces with local children. Thank You to Tesco’s for funding such a great day.