Dagenham pupils get a taste of farm life

Dagenham pupils had a glimpse of the simple life as they explored one of the farms which may cater to Olympics and Paralymic athletes next year.

Children from Parsloes Primary School visited the Food Animal Initiative’s (FAI) farm in Oxfordshire.

The trip was part of the Open Farms programme, which raises awareness of the key role British and Irish farms will play in providing produce for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The farm which supplies some of the food for fast food restaurant chain McDonald’s, which organised the trip.

They saw livestock including cows, pigs, chickens and sheep.