Q. My 11-year-old son intends to join me on the farm as soon as he is old enough; I’m delighted but want him to get an education first. We’ve agreed he will go away to board – as long as the school also has some sort of farm-related studies. Anywhere you can suggest? Rupert, Lincs
Many modern children seem to struggle with the concept of the food chain. In 2003, researchers from King’s College London found school-age students’ knowledge and understanding of food and farming was poor. Fourteen years later, we still don’t seem to know how to teach farming in school.
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