Warburtons helps children learn importance of wheat

Warburtons is helping children learn about wheat and sustainable farming by visiting working farms.

Children recently visited Claxby Grange, Market Rasen, as part of a countrywide programme developed by Warburtons in partnership with The Country Trust and Openfield.

During the visit, Year 6 pupils from Weelsby Academy, Lincolnshire, had the opportunity to explore a working farm, learning about the cycle of wheat, and explored the importance of soil, water and wildlife through activities.

Warburtons devised the project to educate children about the role the countryside plays in providing the key ingredients to create bread.

Brett Warburton, executive director at Warburtons, said the visit had been a success.

“This programme is a crucial learning experience for young people, many of whom may not have an understanding of how vital a role the countryside plays in providing the raw ingredients required to put food on our plates,” Warburton said.

“By teaching children to enjoy and care for the natural world around them, this programme helps ensure the future of our countryside and the farming industry is protected for generations to come.”

Warburton was joined by the CEOs of The Country Trust and Openfield, Jill Attenborough and James Dallas, to celebrate the success of the pilot programme, which has been running since June. Seventeen visits have been completed to date.

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