A group of enthusiastic Welsh farmers from NFU Cymru and Glamorgan YFC will be heading to a school in inner city London later this month in an attempt to educate children on how food is produced.
Their “CowsOnTour” initiative, first coined by local farmer, James Hanks, with the help of Glamorgan NFU county chairman, Abi Reader, was a huge success last year with pupils from the primary school in Holloway, London, describing it as “the best day of their lives”.
With this in mind, the group of Welsh farmers will be visiting the school again this year on March 21, offering a day full of farming fun to over 300 children.
“I am a strong believer that learning about food is an important element of school children’s education and last year it was great to see how engaged the pupils were with the farming story by the end of the day,” said Abi.
“CowsOnTour aims to get children to understand where their food comes from and the journey from farm to plate.
“We will start by explaining where milk and flour comes from and then show the steps involved in achieving the end product as a way of illustrating how the entire food chain works.
“We will be mixing with children with ages ranging from three to 11 and hope to incorporate how agriculture has progressed and developed through generations in order to ensure that food is produced for the nation.”