Wisbech students gain top tips from television farm

Wisbech Grammar School visit to Jimmy’s Farm. The photo shows the pupils learning about the differen

Wisbech Grammar School visit to Jimmy’s Farm. The photo shows the pupils learning about the different breeds of pig. - Credit: Archant

Food and nutrition pupils at Wisbech Grammar School learnt about the ingredients needed to run a successful farm by visiting Jimmy’s.

Three staff members and 30 pupils spent a day at Jimmy’s Farm, near Ipswich, gaining an insight into the business aspects of farming and discovering how the enterprise began.

Alison Sloan, head of food and nutrition at Wisbech Grammar School, said: “The pupils now understand how farms work as a business, where our food comes from and why looking after the animals in our food chain is so important.”

The group toured the site including the 8,000 turkeys and rare breeds of pigs, with students selecting feeding the sheep and a visiting Angus the bull as highlights.

“We learnt about food from the crops in the ground through to the nutrition needed by the animals, together with finding out about the different breeds of pig, sheep and cattle, as well as the process of turkey farming,” said Mrs Sloan.

The farm was the subject of a BBC Two documentary in 2002 about how Jimmy Doherty started the farm.

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