Tractor tales help Eye pupils

A paid of tractors came to St Peter and St Paul CEVC school last week. ANL-151003-120337001
A paid of tractors came to St Peter and St Paul CEVC school last week. ANL-151003-120337001

Pupils of a north Suffolk school had a chance to quiz a pair of local farmers as part of Tractors in Primary Schools Week held earlier this month.

Children of St Peter and St Paul Primary School, Eye, ventured onto their playground to find farmers Stephen and Chris Ford, with two large CASE tractors.

Pupils asked questions, and also crawled over the machines, sounded their horns, and got up and personal with them.

The event, organised by Suffolk Agricultural Association, was organised to give children a chance to understand where food comes from.

Chair of governors at the school, Nancy Ford, told the Diss Express: “They appeared to be thrilled with it really.

“They were asking a lot of questions about the tractors themselves and what they were used for.

“With Suffolk being a major farming area of the UK, it was just to make the children aware of what is around them. It gives them a chance to get up close to it.

“It was a lovely, sunny afternoon and the farmers were really pleased the children had so many questions to ask.”

Mrs Ford explained there were other provisions at the school, such as a greenhouse, the chance to grow vegetables, and cookery lessons.

to give pupils a chance to get in touch with their green-fingered side.