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‘Swallows from Africa swooped low over our heads - it was fascinating’ Year 3 pupil Lonya Owusu-Bempah

Year 3 and Year 5’s visit to Waltham Place Organic Farm were both unforgettable days full of adventure, learning, and fresh air. Pupils learnt how to look after animals in a kind and friendly way. They fed the pigs and chickens, admired the noisy Jersey cows, and stroked a lamb. The gardens were magical, and it was fascinating to learn about all the vegetables and fruits that are grown in England. The children were astonished by the beauty of the nature and enjoyed counting bees and noticing how long they spent at each flower. As Year 3 scholar Erin Elsayed effused ‘My highlight of the day was seeing the lupines, blackcurrants and blue runner beans, and fennel and crystal lemon cucumbers too’. There was time to run and play on the lush lawns and explore the woodland. The farm’s education officer, Nikki McCann was, I gather, hugely impressed with the curiosity, joy and attentiveness of both of the classes.