Year 9 Farm Visit Gives an Agricultural Insight

Year 9 Food Preparation and Nutrition students were given an inside look into farming and food production when they took a trip to Stockley Farm.

A 750 acre farm with dairy herd, arable crops and other farm animals, the students visited the milking parlour, crops, nature trail and farmyard.

Learning about the history of farming and farming methods, the students considered organic and ethical issues as well as human influences on our environment, and looked in depth at dairy farming and milking, seasonal changes, habitats, and healthy eating.

Among the highlights, students handled some of the small animals and birds of prey, took a tour of the milking parlour where they could feel how the milking machine works.

CHS Food & Nutrition Teacher, Mrs Katharine Vlastos said: “The pupils were a credit to the school; they were engaged and polite throughout the trip.”

students from cheadle hulme school look at the cows in the cattle shed at stockley farm during a food and nutrition agricultural career trip