YEAR 1 King’s Ely Acremont pupils visited Ely Museum on October 9th to take part in a fun-filled ‘Feast of Fenland’ workshop.

The children learnt about the huge range of crops that are grown in the Fens, and they acted out the sequence of events from ploughing the land, to sowing the seeds, scaring the birds and gathering in the harvest.

Year 1 Teacher, Mrs Lyall, said: “We sang traditional songs and the Mayor of Ely joined us in the funniest song, about lazy William Gotobed! After our ‘docky’ break of cheese, onion and bread, we tasted some interesting crops – kohlrabi, celery and a beetroot and chocolate cake, which was most delicious. Finally we visited the colourful Fenland market stall and choose some vegetables that we hadn’t tried before – pumpkins, rainbow chard, parsnips and kale – to take home for tea!”

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