Funding boost for school’s agricultural science unit

PUBLISHED: 09:32 27 August 2018

Esther Blakey (left) with ASU students and Susie Diggons (right). Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Esther Blakey (left) with ASU students and Susie Diggons (right). Picture: CONTRIBUTED


The agricultural science unit at Saffron Walden County High School has been presented with a cheque for £4,000.

Susie Diggons, the Tesco community champion, presented the cheque to the school’s farm as part of the store’s ‘Bags for Help’ scheme.

The money will go towards improving the animal enclosures and making raised vegetable beds.

Esther Blakey, the farm manager at the school, said: “The money we have received will be of huge benefit to students with the raised beds forming part of an outdoor classroom area, and supporting the improved access for students to the animal enclosures.”

The agriculture science unit holds regular open days for the public to raise money for the farm, which teaches farming and animal husbandry to pupils at the county high and other schools in the district.

The farm also hosts visits from primary schools to boost understanding of the rural economy for hundreds of students.


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