Schoolchildren have fun down at the farm

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A GROUP of Sheffield schoolchildren swapped the classroom for the countryside when they got the chance to sample life on a working farm.

Pupils from Porter Croft Church of England Primary School, off Ecclesall Road, visited Whirlow Hall Farm where they took part in activities including collecting eggs, bagging potatoes and tending to runner bean canes.

Funded by Help A Child Have A Chance, as part of the farm’s 480 Scheme, the 32 pupils spent a day at Whirlow where they also chopped vegetables and made soup.

During the trip, the children were visited by Help A Child Have A Chance trustees Shirley Kilner and Eamonn Hunt.

Shirley said: “It was lovely to see how enthusiastic the children were getting involved in all the tasks they were given to do on the farm.

“They enjoyed every job they were given, even sifting through the huge pile of potatoes, rejecting the ones not up to standard and then bagging them up ready to be sold.”

Whirlow Hall Farm’s 480 scheme was set up to support disadvantaged schools in South Yorkshire.