Sausage class boosts food knowledge for nursery school in Swaffham

Little Pedlars Nursery children went to see how sausages were made at Impson Butchers in Swaffham. P

Little Pedlars Nursery children went to see how sausages were made at Impson Butchers in Swaffham. Phoebe Cushing, Eric Oseni, Joss Willis, Oscar Wright, Madelaine Goldsmith and Victoria Richardson. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

Inquisitive nursery school children were given a taste of where their favourite foods come from after learning about sausage-making with a traditional butcher.

Nine youngsters from Little Pedlars nursery, based at Sacred Heart School in Swaffham, visited Impson butchers on the town's Market Place. The three and four-year-olds were shown how pork is processed into sausage meat, and were given samples to take back to school to cook.

Penny Peirce, head of the nursery, said: 'The Little Pedlars' interest in pigs started after we saw Vanessa, a big black pig, and her piglets in the churchyard during the Breckland Food and Drink Festival.

'After that, we read lots of pig stories, we have painted and made models. Finally we got around to asking: 'What do we get from pigs?'

'It was a very good day. They very kindly gave us some sausages, which everybody ate, and agreed they were yummy.'


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