Thousands of pupils to enjoy food and farming activities

Schoolchildren from in and around Bury St Edmunds, Stowmarket, Thetford and Mildenhall will be among thousands to descend on Trinity Park’s School Farm and Country Fair next Thursday (April 25).

The annual event, now in its 13th year, will see children aged from seven to nine take part in a day of food and farming related activities.

It has been organised by the education team at the Suffolk Agricultural Association, which has a new chairman in Clopton arable farmer John Taylor.

Four thousand pupils from 95 schools throughout Suffolk will be able to take part in the free day out.

They will be given opportunities to discover where their food comes from, see animals and machinery at work and gain experience and knowledge of the countryside.

They will get to cook, chop, grind seeds and grains, compost, plant and touch animals of all sizes.

Visitors to the school food and farming event can expect to find around 65 exhibitors, at least six new this year, 190 volunteer stewards, many of them farmers working in allied industries, and showing rings packed with demonstrations and displays.