Half of the group started the day with head Gardener Leigh in the kitchen garden looking at winter vegetables and what plants need in order to grow. The other half spent the morning with Farm Manager Jake and Estate Manager Michelle, learning about our sheep flock and undertaking some habitat exploration.
They then headed to the tower field for a spot of local history on the Iron Age Hill Fort; and geography, looking at the counties around the hill.
The whole class returned to the Estate Office for a well deserved lunch where lots of muddy wellies were left outside. Everyone enjoyed some homemade Overbury spicy pumpkin soup - made with winter vegetables harvested from the garden, which was delicious! After lunch the class boarded the coach to head off to look at some cover crops with Farmer Jake. Unfortunately they ran out of time to see the rape and wheat, but did manage to talk about the importance of roots, worms and soil.
It was a great day for the children who went home very tired after having so much fun.