BROAD HAVEN school children learned the important link between food and farming when they visited a Pembrokeshire poultry farm.

Capestone Organic Poultry held four open days at its Walwyn’s Castle farm as part of its community engagement work.

The farm, which supplies Marks and Spencer with organic chicken throughout the year, is encouraged by the retailer to become more sustainable in everything it does.

Emily Davies, of Capestone Organic Poultry, said: “The purpose of these school visits is to educate young people on the important link between food and farming. Too many children presume their food comes directly from the supermarket and have no understanding of the process before the supermarket.

“The schoolchildren spent time with the young chicks in the brooder sheds, learnt all about free-range poultry and also visited the factory where they watched the Capestone team prepare packs of chicken ready to go the retailer M&S. They even had the opportunity to help package and label the products.”

She added: “It was fascinating to watch the faces of the pupils while they watched the various processes within the factory and by them asking informative and curious questions we knewthese visits would be a success.

“We are delighted with the work that has been done so far, and will continue to work with young people to enthuse them on the link between food and farming.”

The farm visits will continue in the spring when the farm will welcome the arrival of its lambs.

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