GTS joined over 400 pupils from other
schools across Devon at the Bicton Food and
Farming Festival, organised by Bicton
College. They followed a trail around Bicton
College estate to learn about the path food
takes from the field to the fork.
When asking the pupils about their highlight of the day it
was repeatedly quoted by GTS pupils that it was meeting
the lambs as the best part of their day.
One pupil mentioned that it was the first time she ever
had a chance to hold a baby lamb and it was the best
part of her day. They also met the calves and piglets at
Bicton
Home
Farm
where
agricultural students described
how they are reared from birth to
market ready.
They
toured
the
new
Environmental and Renewable
Technologies
Hub
(
EaRTH),
learning about energy saving and
sustainability. In the college
gardens,
GTS
pupils
were
encouraged to plant potatoes
working in teams to measure
distances, dig holes, place fertiliser
and write labels
.
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GTS Personalised Learning
Manager, Sandra Peters,
commented “GTS pupils had a
fantastic day which will help them
widen their minds to the
opportunities that there are in the
countryside, not just in producing
food but the environment in which
we live. We look forward to
returning to Bicton to harvest our
crop of potatoes”.