Tuesday, 20 February 2007

Pupils get into a meaty subject

Children from Calstock Primary School are investigating the world of food and seeing things at the sharp end. For instance last month our village butcher Michael visited them and demonstrated how to bone a chicken and how to make sausages. The youngsters were enthralled with what they saw.

Next term will see the pupils visiting crop growers and a livestock farm and growing their own vegetables.

As a nation we have become very disconnected from the production of food so it is very good to see local schoolchildren getting involved in this way. I have a feeling that there are more than a few youngsters particularly in cities who wouldn't relate a glass of milk to the udder of a cow. More strength to Calstock's elbow!

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