This Friday (September 8th) we visited the Airfield Estate for the Festival of Food for a jam-packed day of learning!
We visited the Sunken Gardens to learn about sustainably-produced food and eating for the seasons. Next we took some time out at the woodlands to play outside in the 'Naturescape' play area. This was followed by a visit to the vegetable gardens where we got to taste edible garlic chive flowers! After breaking for lunch we learned about egg production at the chicken coup. Next we were treated to a talk about food waste and where our food comes from by a member of the Environmental Protection Agency. We even did an experiment with baking powder and balloons to produce CO2! Afterwards we went to a talk in the 'Hive' to learn about bees and honey production. Finally, the Airfield staff brought us to their farmyard to see the animals and learn about small scale dairy production.
All of the children were very well-behaved and had a great time and I'd like to thank the three parents who accompanied me on the tour to supervise the class. What a day, a great start to the new school year!