Killerton Orchard Project

Encouraging children to engage with the land, the outdoors, and nature is a key vision for the National Trust. The Killerton Orchard project provided the perfect opportunity for Year 2 pupils to discover the outdoors for themselves. Through exploration, art, education, and imagination these children touched, smelled, heard, and reproduced the environments around them. As a volunteer with Killerton I had the privilege of enabling this engagement. One of my highlights was seeing how quickly the children worked out how grain is processed at Clyston Mill. They were given a stone and some grain, and encouraged to think through the process for themselves. Their joy in understanding and learning was wonderful.