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Balderton Village Day Nursery children have fun exploring farming and harvest

Children at Balderton Village Day Nursery had great fun over the last few weeks exploring farming and harvest.

They have had two visits from Josie Troop, the East Midlands student and young farmers’ ambassador.

Her first visit coincided with National Farming Day and she spoke to the children about the different things that she grows and harvests, and the children examined wheat and rape seed that she brought in from her farm.

A couple of weeks later she drove her tractor to nursery for the children to explore.

All the children had chance to sit in the driving seat and test out the controls, as well as seeing if they could fit inside the wheel or stretch their arms up to the top.

Josie explained to the children how the tractor worked and what is used for on the farm.

Rachel Yarnell, pre-school leader, said: “The children have had great fun exploring the tractor and talking about harvest.

“Josie has been fantastic with the children.

“We also have a visit from the local vicar soon to talk about the meaning behind harvest.”

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