Our Primary 6 class really enjoyed a visit to a Dutch dairy farm on the outskirts of Mbale town. The 50 pupils and teachers walked three kilometres on foot to reach the farm – such commitment!
The excited children were welcomed by farm director Jerome and his wife Perpetua, who were ready to teach our children the practical aspects of a dairy farm. It was ideal to have their theoretical knowledge grounded. Jerome led the visiting group all over the farm while children participated using the knowledge they had learned in class and answering questions well.
Breeds of dairy cattle like the Friesian, Jersey and Asian were identified by the children, who were also able to tell the characteristics of the animals by merely looking at them. The teachers were very proud!