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Secondary assembly about a school farm which markets 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 origins of different elements of the meal. For example, are they grown in the ground, do they come out of the sea or are they part of an animal?

Ask if anyone is vegetarian or vegan and if so, what the motivation is for their choice.

This school in Kent, in the south-east of England, has a farm where pupils 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 the discussion prompts afterwards

Ask the assembly question

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

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

Do you think that finding out where your food comes from is a good idea? Why?

Would you be happy to eat an animal that you had helped take care of and why?

A primary school found itself at the centre of a national debate after they sent one of the school farm's lambs to slaughter. Do you think the school was right? Why?

Ask the assembly question

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

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

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