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Tractor visits Bacton Primary School near Stowmarket and leaves pupils amazed





Suffolk primary school pupils enjoyed a visit from a tractor earlier this week.

Westhorpe farmer Patrick Barker brought his tractor to Bacton Primary School, near Stowmarket, on Wednesday as part of Suffolk Agricultural Association’s Tractors in Schools programme.

The children got to see the tractor close-up, learn about what it is used for and got a chance to sit in the cab.

A tractor visited Bacton Primary School near Stowmarket. Picture: JMAT
A tractor visited Bacton Primary School near Stowmarket. Picture: JMAT
The pupils had a great time sitting in the cab. Picture: JMAT
The pupils had a great time sitting in the cab. Picture: JMAT

Mr Barker said: “With a rural school like Bacton, it’s great for the children to be able to learn about farming and how the machinery is used, as well as how their food is produced.

“It was lovely visiting the school and seeing the pupils’ faces light up when they got in the cab.”

Head of School Sarah King said: “The children were so excited to see the tractor – it was the talk of the school all day.

Westhorpe farmer Patrick Barker brought his trusty green machine to the school on Wednesday. Picture: JMAT
Westhorpe farmer Patrick Barker brought his trusty green machine to the school on Wednesday. Picture: JMAT
The visit was part of Suffolk Agricultural Association’s Tractors in Schools programme. Picture: JMAT
The visit was part of Suffolk Agricultural Association’s Tractors in Schools programme. Picture: JMAT

“We would like to say a huge thank you to Patrick for coming down.

“The children had an amazing time and were really inspired by his visit.”