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Learning About Modern Farming

A group of Year 9 Humanities students visited an organic farm to learn the ins and outs of modern farming.

The 16 students visited Glebe Farm near Woodford on Tuesday as part of a practical assignment based on a farming module.

 

During the afternoon visit the students learnt about the basics of organic farming and were shown around the high tech farm machinery.

 

Teacher Ian Nicol said: "This was a hugely valuable visit as it gives the students a practical insight into the topic they are studying as part of their Humanities course.

 

"The farm has only recently started educational visits and we will be returning next year."

 

Archaeological studies show The Nene Valley farm is built on the site of a roman settlement. A key feature of the mixed farm is a rare native breed of White Park Cattle.

 

The farm also has a keen interest in wildlife conservation and has created rough grassland for nesting lapwing and skylarks and planted hedging to support wildlife habitats.