Youngsters learn from countryside on visit to centre

Pocklington infants during their visit to the centre.
Pocklington infants during their visit to the centre.

A new education centre welcomed the first group of school children through its doors recently.

The Foundation stage pupils from Pocklington Infant School visited Uncleby Education Centre in Kirby Underdale, which has opened to help school kids learn from the surrounding countryside.

The pupils spent a busy day on the farms experiencing a variety of activities, which started with a visit from Catherine Inglis, a local pastel artist who demonstrated the painting of a squirrel and an owl.

They used all of their senses to complete an A-Z activity in a nearby field and were also lucky to see a newly born calf in the cow shed.

After lunch all the children walked down Manor Farm Dale where they saw a badger’s set, the stream and a bug hotel.

Teachers Clare Piggott and Debbie Richardson said: “The children and staff have had a fabulous day experiencing a working farmland setting.

“We feel extremely lucky to have such a great resource so near to our school. The fact that it is free for educational visits is an added bonus.”