September 2018

Y6 visited Morrells Wood Farm where they were given a guided tour of the farm which involved a close encounter with the cows (which Taylor was able to name one of them Valentine due to a heart shape on her head!) as well as learning where the different parts of beef come from. We identified different berries in the hedge-row, as well as learning about the straw/hay and silage, and the everyday running of the farm.
We were also lucky enough to work with a professional chef, where we learnt different skills to use in the kitchen as well as knife techniques. We prepared and cooked our own lunch which consisted of vegetable soup and apple & rhubarb crumble. It all was delicious!
Finally, we were able to get up close which 5 day old chicks and quails! A special experience.
Behaviour was impeccable throughout the day - very proud teachers!

We received a lovely letter from the West Midlands Farm Discovery Coordinator which we would like to share with you!

"Yesterday, I helped deliver a Year 6 farm visit at Morrells Wood, and I wanted to let you know how impressed I was by the positive, helpful attitude of the staff and the exemplary behaviour of the children; they listened and followed all instructions, were so kind and thoughtful when handling 5 day old chicks, they displayed unstinting politeness throughout the day, asked lots of questions, were joyful to talk with and Kane was so helpful with clearing away after dinner.  I felt I could trust the children which I think speaks volumes.  It was the best visit the farmer and I have been involved with. 
 The staff and children were an absolute credit to the school and I hope we will work together again in the future."