It’s Fair Time in Tunbridge!

A highlight for TCS students in September is, of course, visiting the Tunbridge World’s Fair. On Thursday, Sept 17, the entire school enjoyed a field trip to the fair to visit the animal barns, check out the vegetable entries and largest pumpkins, plus have a hands-on history lesson on Antique Hill. TCS grades 5 & 6 are also participating in “Community Week” from Sept. 28 – Oct. 2. Each day they venture out into the community for various trips and projects, including a field trip to two local farms. At Tunbridge Hill Farm they will help harvest fall vegetables, and at Seize the Day Farm they will learn about dairy farming. As a culmination project at the end of their week, with the help of many local community volunteers, they will be constructing raised beds in one of the school gardens. The entire school is also beginning to prepare for the third annual Taste of Tunbridge community dinner on Friday, October 9th. – Jen Thygeson, Farm to School Coordinator, Tunbridge Elementary School, Tunbridge, VT