Children from Scunthorpe C of E Primary School are learning about the world of farming with ourselves and educational charity, The Country Trust through its Farm Visit programme.
With the aim of supporting schools with additional, educational resources, the farm visits provide activities that tell the story of wheat, from seed to bread, while also giving access for children to connect with their environment and the food they eat.
During the visit, children were shown the wheat farms and given a talk by the farmers to describe the process of how grain grows and what it is used for. The day also included activities around how wheat is harvested and how it transforms from seed to a tasty Warburtons loaf.
Working together since 2017, ourselves and The Country Trust have been committed to creating experiences that help children make connections between their world and the farmers world, giving them the opportunity to explore and reflect on their feelings as well as helping teachers feel more confident and equipped.
Pete Gray, Teacher at Scunthorpe C of E Primary School, said: “We are thrilled Warburtons, The Country Trust and Chappell Farms were able to offer this day and provide some of our children with an invaluable learning experience. The pupils had a fantastic day and seeing them so engaged with the activities was brilliant – a great experience all round!”
Brett Warburton, Executive Director of Warburtons, who attended the day said: “Prior to the pandemic, we worked with The Country Trust to host farm visits, which were then put on hold. It’s fantastic to bring them back and be able to engage with schools and help children learn more about where their food comes from.
“We recently launched the Warburtons Foundation and as a family business, education is a key focus and we are thrilled that we are able to continue to offer such opportunities to schools”.
The Warburtons Foundation aims to help organisations in local areas throughout the UK and in addition to education initiatives such as the farm visits, The Foundation provides financial giving and product donations, with a pledge to donate one million fresh products nationally to schools, foodbanks and community groups by the end of the year.
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