Huge congratulations to three of our students who came second in the National LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) competition. Olivia, Maddison and Merissa spent last weekend at Myerscough College in Preston, taking part in the finalists’ weekend, which involved activities based around the college farm.
The aim of the weekend was to explore farming and food production, the supply chain and how this impacts their everyday lives. On arrival, students were presented with a hypothesis linked to food production and farming, for which they needed to collect evidence during their sessions with experts, farm managers, and college lecturers, on the Saturday and Sunday. At the end of the weekend, the group had to give a 5–10-minute presentation to a panel of industry experts.
The girls were commended on being the most attentive and invested participants.
WHS teacher and Open Spaces Lead, Ms Booker, who accompanied the trip, said: “They learnt huge amounts about modern farming and environmental skills such as hedge laying, which the girls now wish to continue at WHS. Both myself and Mr Byers could not fault their level of outstanding behaviour during the weekend.”
Both Olivia and Maddie are now considering going on to study at Myerscough College.