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Year 6 School Journey - Hooke Court Evening Update: Thursday 29th November 2018

If yesterday’s brief update of today’s order of events was mud, today was rain…lots and lots and lots of rain. And rain. And more rain. And some more.

We spent the morning learning how to cook with ingredients from the farm on site, the local farms and other sites within the village. There was strawberry jam, chicken and sweetcorn soup, tomato and basil soup, fruit scones, bread rolls, fresh trout with lemon and rosemary and finally freshly pressed apple juice! The best part was eating them – divine! And all the better for knowing we had made it all from scratch and from food which has been sustainably farmed and sourced in the local area.

 After lunch we visited the local dairy farm and saw it in action – even visiting the milking parlour with Farmer James showing us the ropes! We learnt about the cycle of how milk is made and even got to meet an 8-hour old calf that had been born that morning! 

We’ve just returned to our dorms and all are busy packing before our final activity tomorrow of forest orienteering and our journey home! However, for now, we’re off to dinner and to enjoy birthday cake in honour of Evelyn before getting stuck in for an evening of fun and dancing in the much anticipated ‘Hooke Court Barn Dance!’.

Keep an eye out on our twitter page for more photos and videos of our day and check back tomorrow at 9am to see our blog with more information about today!