PUPILS visited a farm for the first time at Sandfield Farm in Sedgeberrow near Evesham.

The children from Anderton Park Primary School in Birmingham have been taking part in FaceTime a farmer with Rob Harrison, but this will be the first time they have met.

The event came just before LEAF Open Farm Sunday on June 10, when hundreds of farms across the country opened their gates to welcome the public to showcase all that British agriculture delivers.

Also running throughout June are LEAF Open Farm School Days.

Like this event at Sandfield Farm, these aim to get children and young people out onto farms and learning about where their food comes from, how it is grown and meeting the farmers like Emma and Rob Harrison who produce it.

From how farmers grow crops for food, clothes and medicine, conserve energy and protect precious resources like soil and water, to how and why they use science and technology to farm sustainably and all they do to care for wildlife and the environment.

Mrs Harrison, from Sandfield Farm, who together with her husband Mr Harrison, said: "Children, like those from Anderton Park Primary get so much from spending a day on the farm.

"It’s wonderful to see their excitement as they see and do so many things for the first time – from pond dipping to meeting farm animals and finding more about all the wildlife that live on the farm – and why we invest so much of our time in looking after them and the countryside around us.”