Estate's new farming education program boosted with donation

A Northamptonshire estate's new education program teaching young people the importance of sustainable farming has been boosted thanks to a new donation. Property consultancy Fisher German has donated twenty laptops to Holdenby House to bolster its newly launched Rural Education Program.

The program takes primary schoolchildren on a tour of the farms and shows them how food is produced, as well as how wildlife can be looked after at the same time. Children are taking part in the program at Holdenby House's Education Centre experience all outdoor activities, including seeing how crops grow.

The program aims to educate them on how nature and farming can coexist and how the industry allows for the conservation and protection of important habitats. Jackie Evans, head of education at Holdenby House, welcomed the new donation, saying that it would boost bookings on the program.

"This donation is absolutely vital to the viability of our Rural Education Programme," she said, "Without it, if the weather is bad when a school decides to visit, or if a child cannot walk around the route, the laptops enable us to bring the farm to them.

"Many schools would be reluctant to book if they knew bad weather would scupper the chances of an educational trip for their pupils, so the laptops have given us a bit of an insurance policy. "We have taken  our first bookings already, and we're looking forward to welcoming many more schools to Holdenby in the future."

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