Harewood youngsters enjoy visit to local farm

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Youngsters learnt about farmlife with a local visit to a Harewood farm this month.

Gateways Early Years pupils welcomed local farmer John Cobbald, who farms in Harewood, and his tractor.

The children, who are aged two to five, went to look at the tractor, which was parked on one of the fields in the school’s 20-acre site, and heard from the farmer about all the jobs that the tractor helps to carry out around the farm.

These included ploughing, planting, spreading fertilizer and harvesting as well as being very useful in the winter when there is snow – the farmer told the children about using the tractor to help motorists who were stuck in snowdrifts by towing their cars.

Carol Bartle, Head of Early Years at Gateways School, said: “The visit tied in with the children’s current topic of machines.

“They were all very excited to see the tractor and prepared some excellent questions to ask the farmer.”

“After looking at the tractor, the children enjoyed a talk.”