Over 1,000 Pembrokeshire school children are invited by Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society to the County Showground in Haverfordwest to make pancakes and learn how the ingredients are produced locally.
During the event, which will be suitable for all ages from year two to year 11 pupils, there will be arable and dairy farmers from all over the county on hand to demonstrate and explain the journey of the different crops, milk and eggs produced in Pembrokeshire.
The event will take place on February 7 and 8, 2024. There will be machinery and animals at the event with farmers to explain what skills are required to produce food and care for the countryside.
Organisers anticipate over 1,000 children will attend at allotted times, and there will also be an opportunity to meet businesses from the local area, learn about health and well-being as well as how science, technology, engineering and mathematics are used to produce food locally.
Teaching will also touch on how the weather and climate can affect the work farmers do and how the crops grow. And children will get an opportunity to cook pancakes and enjoy tasting locally produced ice-cream with them.
The event is sponsored by NFU Mutual, the CLA Charitable Trust and Women in Wales.
Kathy Wilson, a former teacher and now an Honorary Pembrokeshire Show Governor, is organising the event on behalf of the Society’s Food Story / Stori Bwyd. She said:
“One of the important elements of Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society’s work is educational and spreading the word around the county about how local food is produced.
“The response has been extremely positive to our previous Food Story events which have had barbecue and harvest themes. We hope local school children will learn a lot about where their food comes from when they attend this pancake themed event.
“We are very grateful to all the farmers and supporters who are volunteering their time to make this event happen. Please could we ask local schools to book their places as soon as possible.”
All primary and secondary schools across the county will be emailed inviting them to attend with a booking form to complete as there will be a choice between a morning and afternoon session. If teachers have not received the email but would like to attend the event could they please email the Pembrokeshire Showground Office: [email protected]