CHILDREN from Great Ballard School swapped their classroom for a ‘living classroom’ at Tangmere Airfield Nurseries, a local pepper producer.
The students, aged five and six, were taking part in a Farm To Fork Trail, a Tesco-led initiative to help children discover more about where their food comes from.
When they arrived at the nursery, the pupils entered the greenhouse to see the colourful peppers and investigate their origin, learn how a pepper grows from seed, and the journey it takes to get to their plates.
The aim of these trails is to inspire children and support their learning about food, farming, and nutrition.
Teacher Stefannie Wright said: “The children had an informative and exciting morning –learning a lot along the way. It provided a great opportunity to learn about food, some facts about growing and to understand what is involved.”
Tangmere Airfield Nurseries manager, Bob Horn said: “It was a pleasure having Great Ballard School attend our Farm To Fork Trail. We like to make it fun and interactive and it’s great to have children with such enthusiasm, showing their enjoyment.”