Local community enjoys school farm

The farm at Redborne Upper School, Ampthill is becoming a state-of-the-art community asset thanks to support from Bedfordshire charity, the Connolly Foundation.

The farm, which has seen lots of improvements and developments, is now being used more and more by local people and organisations including primary schools, disabled groups and the Brownies.

The Connolly Foundation also funds apprenticeships on the farm for students who want to study agriculture and husbandry.

A number of students have already successfully qualified whilst working on the farm and simultaneously studying at Shuttleworth College.

Andy Hodds who manages the farm said: “We are now becoming a real hands on facility for the local community to learn and enjoy.

“It is a big thank you to the Connolly Foundation who have supported us over recent years and helped to turn us into a state- of-the-art farm.

“We raise our own livestock including pigs, sheep and turkeys which we sell through our own farm shop.

“We are also proud to be able to offer training and apprenticeships through the bespoke curriculum at Redborne.”