The Duchess of Cambridge will visit Farms for City Children on 3 May to see their work with giving young people from the city a chance to spend a week on a real working farm. Her Royal Highness will join a group of pupils and teachers in mucking in around the farm.
Her Royal Highness will join a group of students and teachers in mucking in around the farm. The organisation was founded by children’s author Michael Morpurgo and his wife Clare in 1976, and the Duchess will meet with them. The organisation offers children from all over the country an intense “learning through doing” experience. They learn just exactly where their food comes from, and they have a chance to explore the outside world. The organisation currently has three working farms and welcomes around 3,200 children and 400 teachers every year. The children gain social and emotional development through teamwork and build self-worth through the work and the completion of tasks.
Her Royal Highness will begin her visit with a briefing about the farm. She will then join a storytime session led by Michael Morpurgo. Afterwards, she will join the children as they work on the farm, tending to pigs, sheep and chickens as required. The visit will end with a short tea party, where Her Royal Highness will meet with volunteers, staff and trustees.
The visit to Farms for City Children will come one day after Princess Charlotte celebrates her second birthday. Princess Charlotte was born at St Mary’s Hospital in London on 2 May 2015. She made her first public appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after Trooping the Colour, and she accompanied her parents to Canada.