From 11th to 14th February the classes of grade 6 students went on a trip to the Trinity College farm at Pallekele as part of their Technical Skills subject. We travelled in a bus, two classes on each day. The Trinity farm is an animal farm as well as an agricultural farm.
First, we went to see the broiler chickens and their chicks, and we saw the endearing red egg laying chickens. These chickens lay approximately 10-15 eggs a year during their breading season. Researchers say that chickens are cleverer than toddlers. The closest living relatives to the T-Rex are chickens, but not quite as scary!
Next, we saw the cows and then we were playing around with the turkeys. Cows are the most common type of large domesticated ungulates and their scientific name is ‘Bos taurus’.
We were then taken to the rabbit den where we fed the greedy rabbits. Rabbits can turn their ears 180 degrees, Wow!
Oh, I almost forgot that we saw pigs as well. There are more than 2 billion pigs in the whole world.
After that, a farmer taught us how to plant a seed and how to use a mamoty. Unsurprisingly, none of us could lift the mamoty all the way to the top, it was very heavy, that’s why. But those farmers must be extremely strong themselves.
Then sadly we were told by our teachers that we were running out of time. So, we ate our lunch and came back to College, and that was the end of our trip. It took a long time to get back.
It was an awesome trip. In my opinion, that’s the best ever trip I’ve been on yet!