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City farm visits Gants Hill primary school to give children a taste of country life

PUBLISHED: 13:39 06 March 2017 | UPDATED: 15:19 06 March 2017

Children at Gearies Primary School enjoying the visit by farm animals to their school playground

Children at Gearies Primary School enjoying the visit by farm animals to their school playground

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Pupils were excited when a bunch of furry and feathery friends visited their school last week.

The animals of Wellgate Community Farm brought smiles to children’s faces at Gearies Primary School last week.

Youngsters aged four to seven were given the chance to pet rabbits, guinea pigs, a cow, a pig and goats.

Reception teacher Mr Stringer, who organised the event at the school, in Waremead Road, Gants Hill, said the day brought the pupil’s studies to life.

He said: “It was a brilliant day, we’ve been planning it for a while.

“We have been learning about farm animals, what they do, what they eat, what they smell like.

“This really brought it to life for the kids. It was a great day.”

Staff from the farm showed off their livestock while talking to the children about the role of farms in producing food.

Mr Stringer said: “You could see that the children were loving it.

“They’ve carried on talking about it at home and drawing pictures of the animals, it’s just fantastic.”

The farm, in Collier Row Road, Romford, is also home to a host of other farm and domestic animals including goats, chickens, ducks, rabbits and even a snake.

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