A Visit to Heckington Windmill
Year 1 enjoyed a visit to Heckington Windmill as part of their work on the Little Red Hen story.
They had a guided tour of the building and braved the wooden ladders to climb to the top of the tower to view the internal workings of the mill. As they climbed to the top floor they followed the progress of wheat into flour on each level. The class was even fearless enough to venture out onto the balcony, to walk around the third level, for a super view of the fens on a sunny but very windy day!
There were lots of interesting activities with everyone trying their hand at making flour using the quern (a hand-operated millstone) – it certainly tested their muscles.
Who knew Lincolnshire is home to the world’s only surviving eight sailed windmill…