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Schoolchildren become farmers for day at Boothby Pagnell farm




Schoolchildren across Grantham and the surrounding villages have been playing at being farmers for the day.

Youngsters from Poplar Farm, St Mary’s, Gonerby Hill Foot, Colsterworth, Ropsley and Great Ponton have visited Great Wood Farm EYC, Boothby Pagnell, in the last two weeks to meet Farmer Brian and learn all about lambing.

As well as learning about what happens after the lambs have been born, many have been lucky enough to actually see a lamb being born. They have also enjoyed a tractor and trailer ride and a hunt the sheep game.

The visits, which are run by Farmer Brian and manager Kate Robinson, are funded through a Higher Level Stewardship scheme for farmers, making it free for schools to visit a farm for a two hour session.

Kate said: “It has been great having the schools visit us. I think it is really important for children to get out on farms and learn about where their food comes from.”

Picture: Children from Older Kindergarten with the nursery's pet lambs.

Youngsters at Great Wood Farm and the new lambs. (8009307)
Youngsters at Great Wood Farm and the new lambs. (8009307)

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