Schoolchildren learn about life on country estate

Holkham schools visit: Pupils from St Michael’s School in King’s Lynn get to hold bantam chicks with

Holkham schools visit: Pupils from St Michael’s School in King’s Lynn get to hold bantam chicks with Danny Yeates-Cornwall one of the gamekeepers at Holkham Estate. - Credit: Submitted

More than 150 children from urban Norfolk schools learned about life on the Holkham Estate, near Wells, yesterday.

Pupils from St Michael's in Bowthorpe, near Norwich, and St Michael's and Whitefriars in King's Lynn learned how the gamekeepers manage wildlife and saw bantam hens and chicks that are used as broody hens to help rear partridge and pheasant chicks.

The children also spent time in the Walled Gardens at Holkham where they learned about growing vegetables and flowers.

The visit, co-ordinated and supported by the Country Trust, included a trip to the National Nature Reserve to learn about the value of wildlife and care for the wider environment.

Bina Murray, the Country Trust's regional manager for East Anglia and London, said: 'We thank Holkham for inspiring the future generation.'


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