Nursery pupils got a taste of the countryside when they visited Stockley Farm recently.
The girls and boys boarded a coach to the Northwich based organic working farm for a ‘hands-on’ experience and it certainly was a packed day with lots of activities planned.
The group got their singing voices in tune by singing Old McDonald as they took a fun bumpy tractor ride. Feeding time quickly came around and the pupils got to give baby goats their bottle. A visit to pets corner was next up and everyone loved touching and getting up close to the lambs, calves, ponies, donkeys, pigs, rabbits and hamsters.
The sight of birds of prey had the children in awe and they enjoyed finding out how the cows are milked when they visited the milking shed.
All of this animal fun certainly whipped up an appetite and with the rain staying away everyone was able to have an outdoor picnic.
The pupils got to work off their lunch with sandpits, a climbing frame and other equipment in the playground allowing them to show off their energetic side. They certainly had to have some energy left at the end of the day though as once the rain started to pour they had a fun run back to the coach!
All of this excitement and exercise meant that many of the travelling party used the journey back to school to get some sleep – exhausted but full of memories of all the fabulous things they had done!
Pupil Qailah Quaiyoom enjoyed the whole experience: “I liked it when we went on the bus there and we looked at the animals” whilst one animal caught George Hartley’s eye: “I like the pigs and going to the farm.”