May 292015
 
Teachers learn about organic crops grown at Carr House Farm

Teachers learn about organic crops grown at Carr House Farm

Teachers, from Hull and East Riding schools, have been inspired during their first visits to farms and local food producers as part of an innovative project in conjunction with Hull Tidal Teaching School and ‘Discovering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics). The project is designed to allow local food producers and teachers to work collaboratively so they can support each other in educating pupils and their families as to how and where their local food is produced.

Earlier this month teachers visited Carr House Farm and Wold Farm both near Driffield in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Carr House Farm

The history links in agriculture - How crops used to be harvested.

The history links in agriculture – How crops used to be harvested.

Carr House Farm, owned by the Sellers Family, is an organic farm which uses the wheat and other crops it grows, plus apples from its organic orchard to produce bread various other baked products and apple juice.

The New Curriculum has completed its first cycle and these experiences will enable teachers to revise and refine their curriculum plans forging greater, detailed links between food and farming.

 

 

 

Kneading dough to make bread

Kneading dough to make bread

Mrs Caroline Sellers showed teachers how the wheat grown and then milled on the farm can be used to bake bread in the Side Oven, wood fire oven. During school visits pupils are able to make their own bread.

 

 

 

 

Carr Farm Orchard

Carr Farm Orchard

Mr Sellers showing teachers the organic orchard, where the apples are farmed to produce their own apple juice.

 

 

Wold Farm

Wold Farm, a mixed farm, producing beef and arable crops is situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds.

Learning about Beef Cattle

Learning about Beef Cattle

Mr Paul Temple explains how his farming operates producing beef cattle and crops.Learning about Oilseed Rape
Learning about the crops plant cycle – Oilseed Rape,

A manmade pond  provides water in the dry Wolds landscape

A manmade pond provides water in the dry Wolds landscape

As farmers care for the environment wide field margins provide a natural habitat for plants wildlife and insects. Manmade ponds provide much needed water in the dry Wolds environment..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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