We had been invited to visit Bereleigh Estate by
Mr and Mrs Tyrwhitt-Drake for a Farm Visit organised
by The Country Trust – Hampshire.
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from Year 2 to Year 6 arrived by
coach and were greeted by some
curious cows. We thought it
might rain as the cows were lying
down, but luck was with us and
the good weather added to the
We met Nick the Game keeper.
He explained his job and why it
was important to control pests
on the estate.
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Charlotte and Chris talked
to us about Owls and skulls.
We saw skulls of a deer,
sheep, badger and fox. We
held the skulls and were
able to compare the skulls
of predators and prey. We
looked at the type of teeth
each had and how their
eyes were positioned to
hunt effectively or to keep
a look out for danger.
We talked about the Barn Owl’s feathers and
why they make pellets. If you look at a pellet
you can see what an owl has been eating.
We went for a walk in the nearby
wood. It was dark, colder and a
bit spooky because the trees
blocked the sunshine. We shut
our eyes and listened. We heard
some birds singing, a stick break,
children laughing and a tractor in
a nearby field.
Nigel and Ann introduced us to the garden. We
promised to give Nigel a sandwich from our
lunch bag if we stepped off any of the paths.
We planted a pea. Nigel gave us
the pot to take home so we could
watch the pea plant grow.
As we explored the garden we
smelt the herbs and tried some
slices of carrot.
After lunch we went pond dipping
with Richard and Christine.
We visited Peter and Esme to
learn about Field to Fork
We learned how wheat and Barley are transformed into food or drinks.
James showed us some old and new Farm Machinery
Thank you to everyone who
worked so hard to make our
farm visit such a wonderful
AND a big thank you
to The Country Trust!