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Bishop Auckland farm wins prestigious UK-wide education award

High Crane Lodge in Hamsterley near Bishop Auckland has won a prestigious Bayer Farming & Countryside Education Award in the Biodiversity category; the awards celebrate the very best in food and farming education.

Jane and Peter Hilton collected the award at a lunch in London’s Banking Hall in front of over a hundred guests from the world of agriculture and education. Head Judge, Janet Hickinbottom, National Education Officer at Farming and Countryside Education (FACE) the charity helping to organise the awards said, “The competition this year was extremely fierce but the judges were really impressed with how Jane and Peter have been working with children to enrich their knowledge of wildlife in a farming environment, and we were delighted to present High Crane Lodge with the Biodiversity Award.”

The Biodiversity Award is for a farm which encourages young people to develop a greater understanding of the importance of biodiversity in general or for a specific species,

 

Click here to go to the Bayer / FACE Awards page

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