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Farmer Christmas arrives at Witnesham Primary School to dish out gifts...on a tractor!

PUBLISHED: 14:50 14 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:50 14 December 2017

Easton and Otley College farm lecturer John Attridge dressed up as Farmer Christmas and visited the children at Witnesham Primary School. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Easton and Otley College farm lecturer John Attridge dressed up as Farmer Christmas and visited the children at Witnesham Primary School. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Santa swapped his sleigh for a more rural ride on Thursday as he paid a visit to a Suffolk primary school atop a tractor as Farmer Christmas.

Children and parents get excited as Farmer Christmas arrives.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNChildren and parents get excited as Farmer Christmas arrives. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Easton and Otley College farm lecturer John Attridge arrived at Witnesham Primary School, where the college has a partnership, on a tractor to visit eager youngsters and parents and hand out gifts.

Children and parents get excited as Farmer Christmas arrives.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNChildren and parents get excited as Farmer Christmas arrives. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

He posed for photos and handed out sweets before seeing the children in the school’s grotto.

Easton and Otley College farm lecturer John Attridge dressed up as Farmer Christmas and visited the children at Witnesham Primary School. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNEaston and Otley College farm lecturer John Attridge dressed up as Farmer Christmas and visited the children at Witnesham Primary School. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Headteacher Jan Hubbard-Whitehead, said: “It is wonderful. This is the second year this has happened.

Children and parents get excited as Farmer Christmas arrives.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNChildren and parents get excited as Farmer Christmas arrives. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

“We are grateful and it’s not only lovely for the children, it also it enhances our local links with the college. I definitely think we have some farmers of the future(at Witnesham.”

Easton and Otley College farm lecturer John Attridge dressed up as Farmer Christmas and visited the children at Witnesham Primary School. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNEaston and Otley College farm lecturer John Attridge dressed up as Farmer Christmas and visited the children at Witnesham Primary School. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Earlier in the year pupils from the school visited the college to help name some of the newborn lambs.

Children and parents get excited as Farmer Christmas arrives.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNChildren and parents get excited as Farmer Christmas arrives. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Mr Attridge added that it was “ a pleasure” to visit.

Children and parents get excited as Farmer Christmas arrives.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNChildren and parents get excited as Farmer Christmas arrives. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Easton and Otley College farm lecturer John Attridge dressed up as Farmer Christmas and visited the children at Witnesham Primary School. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNEaston and Otley College farm lecturer John Attridge dressed up as Farmer Christmas and visited the children at Witnesham Primary School. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Children and parents get excited as Farmer Christmas arrives.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNChildren and parents get excited as Farmer Christmas arrives. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Children and parents get excited as Farmer Christmas arrives.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNChildren and parents get excited as Farmer Christmas arrives. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Children and parents get excited as Farmer Christmas arrives.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNChildren and parents get excited as Farmer Christmas arrives. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Easton and Otley College farm lecturer John Attridge dressed up as Farmer Christmas and visited the children at Witnesham Primary School. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNEaston and Otley College farm lecturer John Attridge dressed up as Farmer Christmas and visited the children at Witnesham Primary School. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Children and parents get excited as Farmer Christmas arrives.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNChildren and parents get excited as Farmer Christmas arrives. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Children and parents get excited as Farmer Christmas arrives.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNChildren and parents get excited as Farmer Christmas arrives. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Children and parents get excited as Farmer Christmas arrives.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNChildren and parents get excited as Farmer Christmas arrives. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Children and parents get excited as Farmer Christmas arrives.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNChildren and parents get excited as Farmer Christmas arrives. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Children and parents get excited as Farmer Christmas arrives.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNChildren and parents get excited as Farmer Christmas arrives. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Children received presents from Farmer Christmas.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNChildren received presents from Farmer Christmas. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Children at Witnesham Primary School had a surprise visit from Farmer Christmas, who was actually Easton and Otley College farm lecturer John Attridge.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNChildren at Witnesham Primary School had a surprise visit from Farmer Christmas, who was actually Easton and Otley College farm lecturer John Attridge. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Easton and Otley College farm lecturer John Attridge dressed up as Farmer Christmas and visited the children at Witnesham Primary School. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNEaston and Otley College farm lecturer John Attridge dressed up as Farmer Christmas and visited the children at Witnesham Primary School. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Easton and Otley College farm lecturer John Attridge dressed up as Farmer Christmas and visited the children at Witnesham Primary School. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNEaston and Otley College farm lecturer John Attridge dressed up as Farmer Christmas and visited the children at Witnesham Primary School. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Easton and Otley College farm lecturer John Attridge dressed up as Farmer Christmas and visited the children at Witnesham Primary School. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNEaston and Otley College farm lecturer John Attridge dressed up as Farmer Christmas and visited the children at Witnesham Primary School. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Easton and Otley College farm lecturer John Attridge dressed up as Farmer Christmas and visited the children at Witnesham Primary School. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNEaston and Otley College farm lecturer John Attridge dressed up as Farmer Christmas and visited the children at Witnesham Primary School. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Children received presents from Farmer Christmas.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNChildren received presents from Farmer Christmas. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Children and parents get excited as Farmer Christmas arrives.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNChildren and parents get excited as Farmer Christmas arrives. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Children and parents get excited as Farmer Christmas arrives.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNChildren and parents get excited as Farmer Christmas arrives. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Children received presents from Farmer Christmas.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNChildren received presents from Farmer Christmas. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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