Fun on the farm for pupils

Pupils from The Richmond School in Skegness visited Rich Pastures Dairy Farm on Wedesday.

Pupils from The Richmond School in Skegness visited Rich Pastures Dairy Farm on Wedesday.

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INTREPID pupils from a Skegness Primary school got down on the farm to learn about dairy produce and in the process, celebrate World School Milk Day last week.

Classmates from Richmond Primary School had the chance to learn what life was like on a real dairy farm when they visited Rich Pastures in Thorpe St Peter.

The children were guided by dairy farmer Helen Banham, and the class met the 160-strong heard of milking cows and their calves.

They saw first-hand how milk is made and just how the cows are cared for each day.

Kate Beaumont, a teacher at The Richmond School, said: “It was a fantastic day as we got to see some new born calves, one of which had been born that day. The children also got to milk a cow by hand and see the machinery which does it.”

The year one pupils also drank a carton of milk each at and petted Paddy the farm dog. During the week more classes travelled to the farm. The school also plans to follow a cow’s journey for a year to learn more about farming.