There are now more than 100 school farms in operation across the UK, including the farm at Brockhill Park Performing Arts College. Donna Ashlee explains how it works and integrates into school life

Brockhill Park Performing Arts College is a large secondary school sat up above the cinque port of Hythe, Kent, overlooking the English Channel, and is unusual in the fact that we have our very own farm.

Never before has it been so important to re-engage young people with the countryside. At Brockhill we have been able to work with LEAF Education on a teenager engagement research project and while the majority of teenagers surveyed agree that young people should be more interested in how food is produced, overall it seems that teenagers have a limited view of what food production and farming involves.

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