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Youngsters find out where their breakfast comes from

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(Updated 11:10am 21st April 2017)


10:59am 21st April 2017

Youngsters from Chickerell Academy have been finding out where their breakfast comes from.

30 children from the school have visited Warren Hill Farm in Puddletown.

The trip was organised by Dorchester Agricultural Society's 1840 Education Fund.

The children were shown robotic milking systems, given the chance to feed the lands lambs and a history lesson in crop growing.

Teaching assistant Louise Parker said: "They've learned so much about what happens on working farms, and haven't stopped talking about the visit."

The 1840 Education Fund was officially launched last November at Buckland Newton School to encourage youngsters to gain a better understanding of farming, horticulture, rural businesses and countryside living in Dorset.

Set up to commemorate the formation of the Dorchester Agriculture Society the 1840 education fund aims to show schools that children should get out of the classroom and onto fames, nurseries and food producers.

Funding is available for grants and covers capital projects, individual events and travel costs.

Wakely Cox, Dorset County Show Chairman said: "I'd like to encourage schools from across the county to get in touch with us to see if we can get youngsters out on our Dorset farms to learn more about the huge benefits stemming from food and farming."

Teachers interested in taking up the opportunity should contact Dorset County Show Office on 01305264249.



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