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Primary assembly about a school farm which sells sausages from animals they rear.

School farm markets their own sausages. Duration 2,31

Teacher script to introduce video

Ask the assembly what they had for dinner last night or what their favourite meal is.

Choose a couple of examples and ask pupils if they know the food orgins of different elements of the meal. Were they grown in the ground or on a tree? Did they come out of the sea or from an animal?

This school in Kent, in the south-east of England, has a school farm and where they have some of their lessons and learn where food comes from. Let's see what happens on the farm and how it provides food for local people.

Show film and use discussion prompts afterwards

Ask the assembly question

  • If you had helped take care of an animal, would you be happy to eat it?

What kinds of animals do they keep on the school farm?

What do the pupils say they learn from having some of their lessons on the farm?

Are any of you vegetarian or vegan and why?

Do you think that finding out where your food comes from is a good idea? Why? Have you ever been to a farm or do you keep animals for food?

If your school had a farm what would you like to grow and what animals would you like to keep? Would you be happy for animals from the farm to be sold as food? If not, why not?

Do you have any school lessons outdoors? If so, what do you like about being outside?

Ask the assembly question

If you had helped take care of an animal, would you be happy to eat it?

This video was produced in March 2011 by BBC School Report which gives 11-16 year-old students in the UK the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience.

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