Farms for Frontierers

Sep 18, 15 Farms for Frontierers

It was 28th August. I was very eager to go to school as it was the day of our learning journey to the Farmart Centre.  When I reached school in the morning, I could see many of us were carrying our small outing bags. Everyone looked excited. It is not everyday we can visit a farm in Singapore. I never knew there are farms in Singapore in the first place!

First, we went to our classrooms. Our teachers went through some rules with us. Safety is always important! We also discussed and came up with some good questions to ask the facilitator. After that, we proceeded to the school foyer to wait for the bus.

During the bus ride, we chatted happily with our friends and before we knew it, we were already at our destination. Uncle William, our facilitator was there to receive us.

Uncle William, our friendly facilitator.

Uncle William, our friendly facilitator.

Uncle William brought us to the seating area and started his talk. We learnt a lot about the different birds being reared at Farmart Centre such as the quails and hens. Uncle William is passionate about farming. He is also affectionately known as ‘The Quail Man of Lim Chu Kang’ .  Uncle William shares his passion in Quail Farming and also other interesting facts and knowledge about farming in Singapore. We enjoyed it! That is the fun part about learning through field trips. Uncle William was also a funny guy and we had a few good laughs.

Uncle William showing us the birds reared in the centre.

Uncle William showing us the birds reared in the centre.

Next, we proceeded to the Animals’ Corner. We saw different animals such as frogs and roosters.

Look at those frogs!

Look at those frogs!

We even got to feed the rabbits and goats! The rabbits were very cute. They seemed to really enjoy the food that we fed them. How I wish I could cuddle them!

Feeding the goats.

Feeding the goats.

Feeding the cute rabbits.

Feeding the cute rabbits.

Soon, it was time to go back to school. It was not the end of the learning journey. In school, we had our break. Then, we went to classrooms to do some reflections on what we had learnt. This was to help us recall what we observed and learnt at Farmart Centre. We also shared with one another our reflections. I learnt much from my classmates too. Just before school dismissal, each of us received some eggs to take home. They were mini eggs, much more smaller than the usual eggs that I see at the supermarket.

My classmates and I really had a wonderful time at Farmart Centre. I am looking forward to the next learning journey. Where will the school take us next?