Mt Albert Grammar Farm

 

On Tuesday 13 and Friday 16 March, Year 1&2 headed to Mount Albert Grammar School to see a small working farm in action.farm2


The children were greeted by the farm manager Mr Brett Harris and farm dog Suki - who was a huge hit with the children!


After morning tea, the children were able to watch and even get up close to the 5 milking cows on the farm. On the Friday ‘Speckles’ was unfortunately a little nervous and not as keen for visitors. The milk was then used to feed the 3 week old calves and the 4 month calves who were just about to be weaned.


After this we all helped feed the pigs and chickens before a question and answer session with Mr Harris and making links to our inquiry learning this term ‘From farm to home’. Did you know that most NZ wool is used for carpets although nylon and other man made fabrics have had a huge impact on this industry. The 16 ewes at the farm only generated $27 worth of wool this season.


It was lovely to see the excitement of our youngest students engrossed in their learning and some overcoming nerves to be up close to the farm animals.


Thank you to all our parent helpers who joined us for the morning visit.

 

Mrs Wood, Y1&2 Team Leader