Copthill School pupils celebrate value of farming to highlight its benefits to community

Pupils from Copthill School are participating in a national campaign to raise the profile of farming across communities
Pupils from Copthill School are participating in a national campaign to raise the profile of farming across communities

The value of farming was celebrated by Copthill School pupils who participated in a national campaign to raise its profile.

Farming, the Biggest Job on Earth, run by the chemical company BASF aims to highlight the work farmers do to produce food and care for the countryside.

To show their understanding of the subject pupils participated in a competition that portrayed the role of farmers through art and literature.

Winners were year 6 pupil Lydia Steven for a bird’s eye view of a 3D model farm, Year 4’s Callum Marshall for a poem about the importance of farming, and Year 2 pupil Rory Gilchrist for his papier mache pig .

Niamh Tye, who is driving the campaign at the school said: “The quality of the entries were incredible; the imagination and ability shown by some of the children was of a very high standard.”

All the pupils who entered the competition 
were presented with a T-shirt with the campaign logo.

For more information on the campaign go to www.thebiggestjobonearth.co.uk