SCHOOL children enjoyed a special farm visit to learn about where food comes from.

The youngsters and staff at Greensted Junior School, in Kirby Road, Basildon, went to Barleylands Farm Park, Billericay, for the trip.

The young students enjoyed a range of activities on the day.

Ian Hampshire, headteacher of the school, praised the children.

He said: “It was for our Year Three students and followed their topic about learning where our food comes from.

“It was based around learning the journey of food from the natural world to our dinner plates.

“We all enjoyed lots of different fun and things to do.

“The children foraged for their own ingredients and then made organic pizza and other meals.

“The children all loved the day out and they were wonderfully behaved on the day.

“It was a great day for everyone and really helped to develop their understanding and learning from the classroom.”

The children rode on tractors and learned about other farm style vehicles on the day.

They all loved getting messy in the kitchen as part of the cooking activities at the popular.

It was also a great opportunity to learn about different farm animals, meet and feed some of them.

Some of the children were not huge fans of the creepy crawlies.