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Foundation Excursion at Chul Farm

Updated: Apr 11, 2023

Written by: Ms. Sheridan Musto, Head of Early Years

Spring has sprung and what better way to celebrate than by taking our Foundation students on an excursion to Chul Farm at Sansiri Backyard.

On this trip, students were able to learn about sustainable farming practices, feed and interact with animals, visit the butterfly house and get up close and personal with butterflies and caterpillars, pick organic vegetables, and even make smoothies using the fresh ingredients they collected.

They were able to see firsthand how the vegetable farm operates and ask questions about the different animals and crops that are raised. Students were also given the opportunity to feed and interact with the farm animals. They learned about the different diets and habits of the animals, and even got to help with the feeding process. It was a great opportunity for them to learn about the importance of animal care and the role animals play in our food system.

After the animal interactions, it was time for the students to pick their own vegetables from the farm's organic garden. They learned about the different types of produce and how to choose the best ones. It was a fun and hands-on experience that gave them a greater appreciation for the process of growing and harvesting fresh produce. Each child took home the vegetables they harvested, such as corn, parsley, and bok choy.

To cap off the day, the students were able to make their own smoothies using fresh ingredients. They blended up a variety of fruits and vegetables, creating unique and healthy combinations. It was a great way to showcase the flavours of the farm's fresh produce and encourage healthy eating habits.

To finish the excursion, the students participated in an egg hunt, where they were able to search for and collect eggs laid by the farm's chickens. It was a fun way to end the day and a great way to connect the students to the food they eat and where it comes from.

Overall, the foundation students had an amazing experience on their farm excursion. They learned about sustainable farming practices, the importance of animal care, and the process of growing and harvesting fresh produce. It was a fun and educational day that they will surely remember.

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