Meriden’s Kindergarten students have been exploring the characteristics, needs and wants of living things. Recently, the girls had a wonderful opportunity to get up close and personal with new furry friends during a visit to Calmsley Hill City Farm, a working farm that offers close encounters with a diverse array of animals.
The educational excursion was an immersion into farm life. The students received firsthand experience of rural living by milking a cow and visiting the baby animal nursery. There were squeals of delight as the girls interacted with adorable rabbits, chickens, lambs and goats.
The girls were enthralled by the various demonstrations that unveiled the inherent skills that sustain life on a farm. The working dog show was a highlight and the encounters with camels and alpacas offered the girls a chance to interact with these unique animals.
Mrs Robynne Ronning, Kindergarten Coordinator, said the experience helped the students make connections from the classroom with the real world.
“Hands-on experiences are the cornerstone of meaningful learning and serve as a powerful tool to reinforce comprehension and skills gained in the classroom. Not only was the excursion engaging and memorable for the students, but the experience also fostered learning and instilled a sense of courage in the girls to embrace new challenges,” said Mrs Ronning.