In recent weeks we have welcomed support from Simon Spencer (NFU) and Chris Broome (local famer) who have been passionate in educating and inspiring Friary students about their work.

They have not only supported us in British Farmhouse Breakfast Week, but have also been in to discuss the sector with Sixth Form Geography students covering topics as diverse as the state of British farming, climate change and the cost of living crisis.

Lottie Hearn, Deputy Headteacher, said: “We don’t have to drive so far from our school to quickly appreciate the importance of farming to our local community and after recent supermarket shortages the importance of British farmers has only been magnified. There are wonderful career opportunities in this sector but there is also great expertise regarding the environment too. Out students have benefited from this partnership work and we are delighted that it all set to continue.”