Farms in North East to feature in science resource packs for schools

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The NFU's education manager Josh Payne and multimedia adviser Dominic Swire visited three farms in the North East region to film content for a series of science resource packs that will be available to schools in the new year.  

The team visited Poskitt Carrots in the East Riding of York, Beeston Hall Farm in Ripponden and Woolas Grange Farm in Appleton Roebuck, working with pupils from St Barnabas Primary School in York to create the footage.

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Explaining the project, Mr Payne said: "I really believe in children learning from other children. Providing opportunities for students to be on farm and to share not only their experience, but what they have learnt, is so valuable.

"These videos are going to be used to introduce exciting, engaging lessons and resources that can be delivered by teachers across England and Wales. I was absolutely blown away by the farmers and growers who opened up their farms for us to film. Their passion and enthusiasm was infectious and meant that the children presenting really took ownership of the videos.

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"We’d like to thank Guy Poskitt, Rachel Hallos and James Mills for their incredible hospitality as well as regional communications adviser Rachael Gillbanks for her support throughout the process."

Last edited on: 29:11:2017

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