Once again Year 6 had a very successful visit to Bonterre farm earlier in the term. We were lucky to have a beautiful sunny day on Friday 19 September, but despite the day of rain on Monday 21 September, all the children had a really good time.
This year our pupils were involved in four activities: the very popular scarecrow making, apple tasting, calculating the value of the pumpkin patch and harvesting Bonterre crops. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience as they explored the farm finding out how the many crops are grown.
Following on from our 'Farm to Fork' visit we have been making pumpkin soup, tasting and learning how to garnish the finished product.
An account from Patrick Crump
"I really enjoyed all the activities especially the pumpkins and the fruit harvesting. I enjoyed the harvesting because the fruit that we got to taste was delicious. My favourite were the red currents. On the trip I learned how many of the fruits grow, like I didn't know how pumpkins grow on the ground."
An account by JJ Green-Jeffries
"I learned that the pumpkins needed to be turned every day or every few days."