Children from Ferncumbe Church of England School in Hatton were collected by tractor and open-top trailer and transported to the attraction near Warwick where they learnt about the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast.
The 20 pupils enjoyed locally sourced bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, baked beans and wholemeal toast, served up by members of the Warwickshire branch of the National Farmers’ Union, including NFU secretary Danny James.
Before breakfast was served the children took part in drawing activities and games to understand where their food comes from. After breakfast they walked around the farmyard to feed and pet the animals including the guinea pigs, goats, and snakes.
“Many children believe food comes from supermarkets, so it’s important they know where food comes from and the link between the animals they feed and what they eat.”
Miss Constable, teacher, Ferncumbe School
This is the 18th year that the attraction and the NFU have worked together to deliver this experience for the school.
Miss Constable, a teacher from Ferncumbe School, said: “We are lucky to have Hatton Adventure World on our doorstep and for the children to visit the farmyard each year. Many children believe food comes from supermarkets, so it’s important they know where food comes from and the link between the animals they feed and what they eat. It’s important they take responsibility for their healthy food choices at home and school.”
Alice Latham, assistant farm manager at Hatton, said: “Hatton Adventure World once again enjoyed working with the NFU and feeding a healthy breakfast to the school children. It’s important to explain why breakfast is so essential, especially at this time of year when children are susceptible to colds and the flu.”
Danny James, NFU group secretary, central Warwickshire & Henley in Arden, added “The NFU are delighted to encourage children to eat a good breakfast to start their day. Going to school having eaten a nutritious breakfast gives children so many health benefits and helps them perform well in the classroom.”
Hatton Adventure World is suitable for both KS1 & 2 pupils and all educational visits combine a mix of shows, demonstrations and a workshop. Visits are geared towards particular topics such as plant growing or animal care, and are developed in line with the national curriculum.
For more information about Hatton Adventure World go to adventure.hattonworld.com