“Key Stage 1 students at Willingham Primary School have been learning about the topic of farming. Instead of planning and organising the students to visit a farm we had the convenience of the farm visiting us. This was very exciting and also meant that Key Stage 2 students got to enjoy the experience as well.
Ben Tregenna is a community farmer that practices sustainable farming, rearing healthy happy animals and growing vegetables without using chemical pesticides or herbicides. He also keeps bees and on another occasion delivered a fascinating presentation about these. Ben has a wealth of information and having young children of his own, knows how to share his knowledge with this age group.
Hempsals’ mini farm included pigs, goats, sheep, ducks and chickens. The children were very excited by all the animals but were particularly delighted by the lamb. They also got to watch the goat being milked and found this fascinating. Ben spoke about each animal discussing their behaviours and the purposes of rearing them. The children were very engaged and this experience really developed their understanding and knowledge of farm animals and gave them lots to write about when they returned to the classroom.”
Sally Novak, KS1 teacher