We were delighted to welcome schoolchildren from Norton Fitzwarren Church School in Taunton to our Christmas tree farm recently (November 28 and 29, 2017) for a tour and talk about our plantations.
We took the Reception and Year One youngsters on a tour, showing them our range of Christmas trees from six inches to 35 foot.
We explained to them how we care for the trees throughout the year, about the wildlife which lives within the whole plantation and about how we decide which trees need to be cut, why, and how we bring them in.
The children also got to have a wander around our selling area, where I showed them our tractors, crates and netting machine. We put the netting machine to work and showed the youngsters how we net a tree.
The school were then able to choose one of our homegrown trees, which they took back to their school. To finish off the visit we held a question and answer session and as the children departed they walked through our snow machine, which they loved.
Mrs Kirsti Nelson, Headteacher at Norton Fitzwarren Church School, said: “We would like to thank Langford Lakes Christmas Tree Farm for providing our Reception and Year One children with such a great environment for a school trip.
“The children were looking forward to finding out about how Christmas trees grow, seeing all the different types of trees and finding out what wildlife Christmas trees attract to the area. This experience will really support the children’s learning and understanding.”
Photograph caption: Shaun Hendy from Langford Lakes Christmas Tree Farm and Alice Bartholomew, Reception Class Teacher at Norton Fitzwarren Church School, with the schoolchildren during the visit to the farm.