How do you start your own vegetable plot? What do local farms produce? How do you make blackberry and apple muffins?
Primary school children in Pembrokeshire have been finding out the answers to these and many other questions this week in ‘Grow it, Cook it, Eat it'.
More than 1,200 children from nearly 50 primary schools have spent a day at Scolton Manor Country Park, Haverfordwest learning all about local produce - from farm to fork.
In an outdoor classroom environment, the Key Stage 2 pupils have taken part in different workshops on how their food is produced, how to cook with it healthily, and much more.
The five main sessions are:
learning how to grow plants - practical planting tips, and ideas on starting their own vegetable garden or plot.
eating the food we produce, with Welsh chef Angela Gray and Elwyn Roberts from Hybu Cig Cymru - how to make meaty tomato pasta, using Welsh beef and seasonal vegetables topped with Pembrokeshire cheddar cheese; followed by blackberry and apple muffin bake, made with local fruit.
a walk in the park - care of the countryside and sustainable farming
health, nutrition and food safety - ‘Aliddon' pantomime from the Food Standards Agency.
what's in a label? - how to choose the right foods, plus food rationing in World War II.
Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Alun Davies joined pupils from Ysgol Ger y Llan and Ysgol Llandudoch at the session on Thursday.
He said: "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Grow it, Cook it, Eat it event. It is wonderful to see the pupils learning all about growing and cooking their own food and about the importance of eating healthily.
"Sourcing local produce is an easy way that we can make a difference, both in terms of the environment and supporting the local economy so I am very pleased to see the pupils learn about what is available locally and how to make the most of it."
Helen Martin, Year 5 and 6 teacher at Ysgol Llandudoch, said the school regularly brings pupils to ‘Grow it, Cook it, Eat it'. "They always have a really great time and enjoy the different activities on the day," she said.
The event was delivered by a partnership of Pembrokeshire County Council, Pembrokeshire National Coast Park, Food Standards Agency, Hybu Cig Cymru, WI, Health Challenge Pembrokeshire, and local businesses.
It was organised by Pembrokeshire County Council and funded by the Welsh Government with sponsorship from Murco, Dragon LNG, Hybu Cig Cymru and FUW
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