Primary Students Learn Traditional Rice Farming

KS2 students learned about traditional rice farming recently.

Students in Years 3 – 6 learned about the traditional way of life of rice farmers in Thailand recently. Fifty-eight students travelled to Naa Khruu Thani in Pathum Thani to learn about the life of rice farmers in the past. Students followed in the footsteps of traditional farmers; planting rice seedlings, harvesting, threshing rice and finally separating the rice from the outer husk with a giant mortar and pestle. They also had time to have some fun, swimming in water holes and paddling around in boats. Students learned that the old ways of life offered a better understanding of the natural world and the rhythms of nature in their journey.