A hearty cooked full English breakfast was dished up to 22 school children at Hatton Adventure World on Tuesday 21 January. Children aged 6 - 7 from Ferncumbe Church of England School in Hatton were collected by tractor and open-top trailer and transported to the popular family attraction where they learnt about the benefits of eating a hearty breakfast. Now in its 15th year, this initiative is thoroughly enjoyed and supported by the school, National Farmers Union and Hatton Adventure World.
Breakfast, including locally sourced bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, baked beans and wholemeal toast, was served by members of the Warwickshire branch of the National Farmers' Union (NFU) including the new NFU Group Secretary, Danny James, who has taken over from Roger Campion who has retired after 34 years.
Danny James, NFU Group Secretary, Central Warwickshire said "The NFU are delighted to encourage children to eat a good hearty breakfast. Going to school having eaten a nutritious breakfast gives children so many health benefits and helps them perform well in the classroom. It's important for children to understand why breakfast is so essential".
Kerri Grubb, a teacher from Ferncumbe School said "We are so fortunate to have Hatton Adventure World on our doorstep and for the children to visit the Farmyard. Many children believe the food comes from the supermarket so it's important they realise where the food comes from and the link between the animals they feed and what they eat. It's important they take responsibility for their healthy food choices both at home and school".
Richard Craddock, Adventure World Manager at Hatton, said: "Hatton Adventure World always enjoys working with the NFU and feeding the pupils. We would like to thank Roger Campion for his support over the years and we look forward to working with Danny in the future".
Before breakfast the children took part in some drawing activities to understand where the produce comes from. After breakfast they walked around the Farmyard to feed and pet the animals.
Hatton Adventure World is open every day throughout the year (excluding Christmas Day and Boxing Day) from 10am to 5.30pm. For more information please visit the website at http://www.hattonworld.com/adventure-world or telephone 01926 843411.