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Breakfast comes to school

Saturday, 02 November 2019
Kids Country

Peterborough-based education programme, Kids Country, stages a range of outdoor learning opportunities including Breakfast Week where the whole event, including hands-on activities and a visit from real-life farmer and his tractor, takes place at the school. At Breakfast Week every child will cook their own special breakfast, as well as learning the journey that the breakfast ingredients take from field to fork. The activities also teach schoolchildren the value of a healthy breakfast and how crucial this is for a good day at school.

Alconbury C of E Primary School said, 'With a tractor parked in the car park and the smell of bacon wafting through school, it wasn’t hard to spot that there was something exciting happening in Key Stage 2. The children enjoyed hearing about the journey of grain from field to fork, and a real farmer was on hand, to explain the role his tractor plays in making everyone’s breakfast.'

Another school who have benefited from this unique learning experience is St Botolph’s Primary School, Peterborough. 'The Kids Country team had some unique ways of getting the story of breakfast over to a very young audience in an engaging way. As teachers we know that the more interactive a workshop is the more a child will engage and listen.  The whole day was extremely well organised, whilst the event covered several aspects of the national curriculum, so it ticked that box too.'

Taking place in November and January, this month's Breakfast Week is fully booked, but places are still available for Breakfast Weeks in January and November 2020, contact Kids Country education manager Sandra Lauridsen for more, [email protected].  

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