Pupils embrace farming life at popular fair

Children from all over Suffolk attend a schools event held at Trinity Park to show case county life. ''FL; Cluford prep. Mia Brown 8 and Alex Hutchinson 8.
Children from all over Suffolk attend a schools event held at Trinity Park to show case county life. ''FL; Cluford prep. Mia Brown 8 and Alex Hutchinson 8.

With sheep shearing, falconry and Suffolk Punch horses - legions of school children embraced farming life at a popular agricultural event.

Four thousand pupils from across the county flocked to the 12th School Farm and Country Fair at Trinity Park to learn about where food comes from and how it is made.

Children from all over Suffolk attend a schools event held at Trinity Park to show case county life. ''FL; Cluford prep.

Children from all over Suffolk attend a schools event held at Trinity Park to show case county life. ''FL; Cluford prep.

They enjoyed a variety of live demonstrations including gun dogs and ferret racing as well as other activities such as a historic farming timeline and ancient woodland trail.

Each school was paired with a farmer steward who acted as their expert for the day.

Many farmers continue the link by arranging trips for pupils to their farms and visiting schools to give educational talks.

Bill Baker, chairman of the event’s organising committee, said: “This provides the ideal opportunity for children to learn more about what goes on in the countryside around them.

Children from all over Suffolk attend a schools event held at Trinity Park to show case county life. ''FL; Morton Hall pre school.

Children from all over Suffolk attend a schools event held at Trinity Park to show case county life. ''FL; Morton Hall pre school.

“The day brings all aspects of food production and management of the countryside.”

Children from all over Suffolk attend a schools event held at Trinity Park to show case county life. ''FL; Chiltern Primary school.  - Srowmarket - Connor Brown 9 with Edward Bennett with Mayfly from Stour Valley Beagels.

Children from all over Suffolk attend a schools event held at Trinity Park to show case county life. ''FL; Chiltern Primary school. - Srowmarket - Connor Brown 9 with Edward Bennett with Mayfly from Stour Valley Beagels.