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Farmer Time!

Farmer Time is a Skype call between a farm and the classroom. Founded by farmer Tom Martin, co-ordinated by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) and sponsored by Sainsbury's and Strutt & Parker, the initiative pairs farmers with classes for a series of video calls throughout the year. The pupils have the opportunity to ask questions and see what happens on the other side of the farm gate, reinforcing curricular learning with real life examples in the UK countryside.

The farmer that St. Andrew’s has been matched with is in Scotland – they are a mixed farming business growing Barley, Oats, Wheat, Beans, Carrots, Cauliflower, Curly Kale and Potatoes as well as grass for their beef cow herd.