Showing video’s allowed the pupils to escape the classroom and venture onto a hen range, where they could see hens foraging under trees. This bird’s eye view of life as a free range hen made a great impression – as did seeing robots packing eggs in the factory.
Helen Brass, co-owner of The Lakes Free Range Egg Company said “Visiting schools is a very important part of what we try to achieve in terms of educating the public about free range production and how we farm in a sustainable way.
Creating a pancake recipe leaflet
“For Pancake Day we created a recipe leaflet that uses leftovers for fillings – it’s just a simple and tasty way to encourage people to reduce food waste. Around 100 pupils went home with a new idea for making pancakes.”
At the end of the presentations ‘The Lakes’ team polled the pupils to find out which was their favourite way to eat eggs in the morning. More than 60% said scrambled eggs were their favourites. There were a number of children who said they had not tried eggs for breakfast, so Miss Kendall is arranging a scrambled egg cookery morning next week and The Lakes team are supplying the eggs.
The Lakes Free Range Egg Company visits several primary schools each year and hosts factory visits for secondary schools and colleges. To find out more about the company visit www.lakesfreerange.co.uk