Close
Uncategorized

UK: Duchess Kate joins school children down at the farm

Kate feeds a baby lamb at the farm as the children looks on. Source: Twitter/@Rita10182

Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton joined schoolchildren at a farm in western England on Wednesday as they learned about rural life and how food is produced.

Kate, wife of second-in-line to the throne Prince William watched pupils tending to pigs, sheep and chickens as part of a week-long education programme.

https://twitter.com/KarloMdz/status/859844914905010176

The “Farms for City Children” charity runs the courses in which children from urban areas live and work on farms with their teachers for a week.

“It is an intense, ‘learning through doing’ experience of a different life for children who may not know where their food comes from and have limited opportunities to explore the outside world,” Kate’s Kensington Palace office said.

The charity has three farms, with 3,200 children and 400 teachers visiting per year, the palace said.

Kate was joined at Wick Court Farm in the Gloucestershire village of Arlingham by children’s author Michael Morpurgo, who founded the charity with his wife Clare in 1976.

The visit came the day after the second birthday of the Cambridges’ daughter Princess Charlotte and as the royal pair are seeking damages in a French court over the publication in celebrity magazine Closer of Kate’s topless pictures in 2012. – Reuters

Liked this? Then you’ll love these…

India: Send children ‘to work’ at school to end child labour – activists

Without school, children of Mosul feared lost to poverty and conflict

Top scholarships in UK for international students