Green enjoyment at Organic Farm

Farm owner Mr. David (right) showing students how vegetables are planted from seedlings.

Report and photographs by Gan Jia Cheng.

On Friday 13 June, a group of 7 teachers and 23 primary school students from Nalanda Free School (NFS) visited the Lady Bird Organic Farm in Semenyih.  The aim of this trip was to provide students with an enriching outdoor learning experience and to strengthen the fellowship between teachers and students.  The students were especially selected for the trip as a reward for their perfect attendance at Nalanda Free School since January!

At the farm, students were shown how organic vegetables are grown.  They had first-hand experience in planting vegetable seeds and harvesting some of the greens to bring home.  The students were elated when the opportunity came for them to feed the rabbits and geese at the animal farm.

Students happily feeding rabbits with fresh greens. It is not often that city kids have the chance to feed farm animals!

This trip was a good break for the students – from a typical life in the city back to the simpler life on a farm.  We would like to record our thanks and appreciation to the farm owner Mr. David for allowing our Free School teachers and students to visit his farm on this meaningful educational trip.

A group photograph of NFS teachers and students at the farm with its owner Mr. David on the right.

The trip was filled with laughter as teachers and students thoroughly enjoyed themselves on the outing.