The annual Essex Meals and Farming Day returned final week, welcoming greater than 3,000 schoolchildren to Writtle College School to study agriculture.
Now in its fifteenth 12 months, the occasion, organised by the Essex Agricultural Society, welcomed kids from 60 main faculties to unpick matters reminiscent of how meals travels from farm to fork, and the significance of supporting native meals producers.
With 5 zones to discover – livestock, equipment, meals, crops, and countryside and setting – the youngsters have been in a position to meet animals reminiscent of sheep and goats, and to go searching tractors and mix harvesters.
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Occasion chairman Annabelle Rout stated: “We have been delighted to welcome schoolchildren again to the showground in Writtle for our first dwell Essex Faculties Meals and Farming Day since 2019.
“It was improbable to expertise the excitement of three,000 schoolchildren studying in regards to the significance of meals and farming in Essex.”
The occasion champions consciousness for the countryside and environmental points, and goals to encourage the following technology by demonstrating the various careers inside the sector.
Writtle College School’s vice-chancellor, Prof Tim Middleton, stated: “This inspirational occasion is vital to serving to pupils improve their understanding of meals, farming and the setting, and exhibits simply how fulfilling careers in these sectors might be.”