The Society has three wooden animals that can be booked for school visits.
BUTTERCUP the milking cow is used to educate young people where milk comes from and a visit includes a talk appropriate to the age of the pupils and the opportunity to milk her.
For pre-school and KS1 children, the talk is the story of milk from cow to shops. For years 3/4 the focus is on Rights and Needs, and year's 5/6 are introduced to the processes that milk undergoes before consumption, including the story of Louis Pasteur and pasteurization.
CLOVER the goat is another animal that children get to milk and also the opportunity to taste goat’s cheese.
RASHER the Berkshire pig is a starting point for a talk on where sausages come from and how all of the pig is used. A visit includes a sausage making demonstration and a plate of freshly made sausages for the school to cook.
Early November is British Sausage Week and to support this the Society run sausage workshops that last about one hour and are suitable for a class of up to 30 pupils. The workshop includes information about the history of sausages and sausage facts as well as blind tasting of pork and vegetarian sausages. A talk on Rasher the wooden pig is included as well as a sausage making demonstration.
In 2018, workshops are being offered during the week beginning October 29th. Bookings can be made by downloading and completing the booking form below and emailing it to Jan, the Education Officer - firstname.lastname@example.org
“Thank you so much for all your hard work yesterday. The children obviously enjoyed it and were full of chat when I got back to the classroom at the end of the day. Hopefully we'll be doing the same next year.” – St Mary’s Primary School
“Thanks so much for bringing in Clover to meet us. It was a lovely way to start a morning and such an informative talk. I learnt a lot and I’m sure the children did as well” – Woolhampton Primary
“I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you both for visiting Bucklebury yesterday. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and you really brought our topic to life. The sausages in particular were a big hit and were enjoyed by all!” – Bucklebury Primary School
"Thank you so much for coming. The sausage workshop was a brilliant way to engage pupils with food they eat and where they come from. The talk had a good mix of facts, hands on activities and demonstrations. It was well delivered and the children clearly learnt a lot.” – Millbrook Vale Academy