St Mary's Church of England Academy

Here at St. Mary's we provide the highest possible quality of education, underpinned by our Christian ethos and values however we pride ourselves in the fact that we are mixed faith with a rising number of multi faiths through our school

Suffolk Schools Farm and Country Fair

We were all very excited to get on the bus to head off to Trinity Park near Ipswich. 

When we arrived, we were met by our guides for the day - stewards Hugh and Toby. There was so much to see during the day. 

Before lunch, we:

* Saw a gundog demonstration;

* Found out about how to make a cricket bat; 

* Found out about the species of deer that live in England and tried venison sausages;

* Viewed inside a bee hive and found the queen;

* Tried honey;

* Made badges depicting our favourite foods;

* Played a game of 'Springo' - looking for signs of spring;

* Found out about what owls eat by investigating owl pellets; 

* Found out about where our food comes from by seeing the animals that meat comes from;

* Found out about the technology involved in farming - we saw a tractor guide itself around an obstacle course.

* Saw a demonstration of a combine harvester.

After lunch, we went to the livestock area where we were able to see and touch numerous animals. Our final stop was the food area. We found out about fruits, eggs and crisps; learned about the journey of milk; saw how sausages are made; had a go at milking a cow; and tasted lots of foods.

We had a great day and at the end, we were given a birch tree that we can plant at school. The tree will live for 50 to 100 years and, once it has matured, will store around 3224kg of carbon.