Kids in the Country vs Suburbia (COMPETITION attached)

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The Morshead Family – Supplying to Kellogg’s for over 50 years.

I grew up in suburbia. It started off as a ‘regional’ town. But as time went on, it got busier and busier, shops became shopping complexes and roads became highways. It wasn’t long before it was a suburb, in amongst all the other suburbs, and 35 minutes to Melbourne.

There are certain things suburbs or larger, regional towns, offer for children growing up. There’s always plenty to do, the convenience of having everything you need is at your fingertips and they are usually much more multicultural than your rural towns, which allows children to experience and befriend people from a multitude of backgrounds.

I taught in the suburbs. I taught in mid-range suburbs and high-end suburbs. Then I came out here – which feels like the middle of nowhere, and experienced the awesomeness of kids playing outside until it’s almost dark, bringing their pet lambs and lizards for show and tell, and seeing children get excited because the rains have come.

You see, in the suburbs, the kids often don’t get to experience these things. Sure they might KNOW about it. In fact, statistics say  96 percent showing an excellent understanding of agriculture and the role Australian farming plays in the food chain.

They’ve done their projects, created their posters, and presented their speeches, but can you really know these things unless you get hands on? Really? I don’t think so. Even if you know that milk comes from milking a cow, that’s nowhere near as good as experiencing it. And you might know the egg comes from the chicken – but that doesn’t beat going to get a warm one from the nest, or seeing chicks that have just hatched.

My little man last summer.

**SCHOOL FARM VISIT COMPETITION**

I received an email a while ago about this awesome campaign from Kellogg’s and I wanted to share it with you. Kellogg’s is offering one lucky Australian school class the ultimate field trip with a visit to a real working wheat farm. This includes accommodation and transport. Pretty awesome! I’d be telling ALL my parents and fellow teachers to enter if I was still teaching in the suburbs!

All you have to do is say in 25 words or less why your school class deserves to go on the ultimate field trip and visit a working farm.

You can enter on the KidSpot website here:

http://www.kidspot.com.au/kelloggs-seed-to-spoon/sponsor/216.htm

Have your kids been to a farm? What did they love about it the most?

3 thoughts on “Kids in the Country vs Suburbia (COMPETITION attached)

  • What a great excursion to go on 🙂
    We used to back onto a Horse Property when we lived in our house. But haven’t been to a working farm – would be good to show kids where Milk comes from!!

  • I’d love for my kids to experience more country. Even though we live on the outskirts of a large regional town, we’re on a normal suburban block amongst other suburban blocks. Still there are so many trees around and I love the views. I might need to take the boys on a farm stay one of these days.

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