Children enjoy a farmhouse breakfast at Plumpton College


Local youngsters visited the Children’s Rural Education Centre at Plumpton College on Monday January 27 to celebrate Farmhouse Breakfast Week.

The staff and pupils from nearby Plumpton Primary School started their visit with a hearty breakfast of eggs, sausages, bacon and baked beans.

It highlighted that this is the most important meal of the day, providing the energy needed for a busy schedule of lessons.

Breakfast was followed by a tour around the college farm. Children enjoyed seeing the cows, calves and pigs.

In the milking parlour they learnt the process by which milk comes from the cow to cartons and containers.

The Children’s Rural Education Centre hosts a large number of school visits throughout the year and it was delighted to have a local school take part in such a special event.

It was one of hundreds across the country taking place to champion the importance of breakfast.

Farmhouse Breakfast Week is a nationwide annual campaign now in its 15th year, organised on behalf of UK cereal farmers and producers. This year TV chef Dean Edwards was fronting the campaign and encouraging the nation to start the day with a morning meal.

Research shows that nearly half of us (47 per cent) skip breakfast at some point during the week and 15 per cent do not eat it at all. This is despite the fact scientific research has shown that eating breakfast can make you healthier and happier.