Year 5's Daytrip to a Hop Farm
On Monday last week Orange Class went on a fantastic day trip to Kent, to visit a nature reserve and a Hop farm. They learnt about how families from East London went hop picking every summer in Kent in the 1930s &1940s
On Monday last week Orange Class went on a fantastic day trip to Kent, to visit a nature reserve and a Hop farm. They learnt about how families from East London went hop picking every summer in Kent in the 1930s &1940s. Hops are plants that are used to give beer its flavour. The children learnt that families stayed in hop pickers’ huts and had to wake up very early in the morning at 6am and worked extremely long hours. They saw how hops are picked and dried and then processed in an Oast house. The highlight of the day was being able to eat fresh produce. The children picked blackberries straight from the bush into their mouths! They tried apple juice made from freshly picked apples and elderflower cordial. They also tried rabbit stew which tasted amazing! Orange class really enjoyed their short break away from bustling East London and would like to thank the Garden Classroom, who arranged the trip, for hosting a wonderful day.
“I really liked the trip because we got to pick berries and have hot cocoa. I think it was a great experience.” - Faisal
“The only tall buildings I could see in Kent was the Oast house!” - Maratu
“I wish there was a blackberry bush in Kingsmead. I would eat berries every day!” -Kymani
“I liked eating the rabbit stew and seeing the cows. Moo!” - Florian
More photos of this lovely day can be found in the photo gallery section of our website.