Youngsters meet the “Suffolk Septuplet” as part of Suffolk Day celebrations

Kate Last with Sampford Emerald, Beresford and Sophie Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Kate Last with Sampford Emerald, Beresford and Sophie Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Youngsters visiting Suffolk Food Hall in Wherstead got the chance to meet the “Suffolk Septuplet” today as part of the Suffolk Day celebrations.

Finley with the Birchwood Primary School Suffolk Chequer Bantam Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Finley with the Birchwood Primary School Suffolk Chequer Bantam Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Pupils from Birchwood and Holbrook Primary Schools and Springfield Junior School enjoyed meeting the "Suffolk Trinity" so much at last year's event, the schools decided to join forces with local farmers to celebrate all of the county's significant breeds this year.

Kate Last with Sampford Emerald saying hello to Kadence Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Kate Last with Sampford Emerald saying hello to Kadence Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The traditional trio - the Suffolk Punch horse, Red Poll Cattle and Black Faced Sheep - were joined by the Suffolk Ixworth Chicken, the Suffolk Chequer Bantam, the Suffolk Large Black Pig and the Suffolk Appleyard Duck.

George Last with Maddie and Jenna Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

George Last with Maddie and Jenna Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Youngsters got the chance to meet the animals as part of a jam-packed day of activities.

Lucas, Tom and Charlie having fun on Suffolk Day Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Lucas, Tom and Charlie having fun on Suffolk Day Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Paul Firman, Birchwood Primary governor, said: "We are very grateful to Robert and Oliver Paul at The Suffolk Food Hall for hosting this event and allowing the children to take part in a day they will never forget."

Stephen Cobbald with his sheep Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Stephen Cobbald with his sheep Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

George Last with his Suffolk Punches at the Suffolk Food Hall Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

George Last with his Suffolk Punches at the Suffolk Food Hall Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

George Last with his Suffolk Punches at the Suffolk Food Hall Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

George Last with his Suffolk Punches at the Suffolk Food Hall Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Lucas, Tom and Charlie having fun on Suffolk Day Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Lucas, Tom and Charlie having fun on Suffolk Day Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Lucas, Tom and Charlie having fun on Suffolk Day Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Lucas, Tom and Charlie having fun on Suffolk Day Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Lucas, Tom and Charlie having fun on Suffolk Day Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Lucas, Tom and Charlie having fun on Suffolk Day Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Jaziah saying hello to Sampford Emerald Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Jaziah saying hello to Sampford Emerald Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

George Last with Maddie and Jenna Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

George Last with Maddie and Jenna Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant


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