YOU can’t pull the wool over the eyes of these children – they really were on a bus full of farm animals.
The children at St Bega’s RC Primary School, in Thorpe Street, Hartlepool, spent the morning with pigs, goats, sheep, hens, ducks rabbits, all in the comfort of their school playground.
Children aged between three and six years old in the foundation unit have been studying a farmyard classroom project.
And they got the opportunity of first hand experience when the Farmyard Flyer bus visited them last week.
Jodie Ellis, reception class teacher at the school, said it was an “absolutely fantastic” day.
Miss Ellis said: “It was brilliant for the children to get the first hand experience.
“Normally we go and visit a farm but we thought this was something a little bit different and the children all really enjoyed it.”
As well as enjoying the experience, Miss Ellis said the children learnt a lot from the day.
“They found out more about eggs and wool and how farm animals actually help us,” she added.
“They also got an insight into the jobs farmers have to do.
“This is definitely something we will be looking to do again in the future. I think the staff enjoyed it as much as the children, they all wanted to have a look on the bus as well.”