Pupils learn how to make cheese

St Giles pupils visit a dairy farm to make cheese in Horsted Keynes SUS-150731-103614001
St Giles pupils visit a dairy farm to make cheese in Horsted Keynes SUS-150731-103614001
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Pupils from St Giles Church of England Primary School in Horsted Keynes learnt how to make cheese on their recent visit to the award winning High Weald Dairy on the edge of the village.

The children from the Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes were hosted by owners Mark and Sarah Hardy.

As well as making cheese in the Cheese Barn, the children toured the farm with Jon Reeve, the Herdsman, to see the initiatives undertaken over recent years to support the dairy’s energy efficiency, including solar panels to produce electricity and a wood burning stove to heat the water supplied by the farm’s water bore.

At the end of the visit the children and their helpers set off across the fields to eat their picnic lunch before walking back to school through the woods on a minibeast trail.

Report and picture contributed by Myra Boyce, St Giles Primary School.