Over 1,000 school children from across Pembrokeshire, aged from three to 16, attended the first ever ‘Food Story / Stori Bwyd’ event, held by the Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society on the County Showground.
During the event almost 30 arable, dairy, beef, pig and sheep farmers, from all over the county, volunteered their time to talk to the children and demonstrate local food production. They explained to the groups the journey of the different crops, vegetables, milk, eggs and meat produced in Pembrokeshire.
The event took place on October 11 and 12 on the Pembrokeshire County Showground when there was farm machinery and live animals for the local school children to see first-hand what is used to produce their food.
Mansel Raymond, President of Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society was one of the volunteers at the event. He said, “The smiles on the faces of the children said it all, they listened intently, took part in the demonstrations and the teachers took resources back with them to their schools to continue the learning.”
As well as food production the event was an opportunity to teach the children about the seasonality of what is produced locally and how the weather and climate affects the work farmers do and how the crops grow.
Year groups from 19 local schools attended the event. Event organiser Kath Wilson, said, “We have had a tremendous amount of positive feedback from both the volunteers and the schools since holding the event. We have already started planning The Food Story event for 2023! Thank you to everyone who was involved and the schools who supported it.