37 members, all students at the secondary school enjoyed camping out at the Kent showground to look after their animals and took part in a full showing programme at the Young Farmers section of the Kent County Show.

Significant winnings for Brockhill included the Champion Pure Bred Beef animals, a Lim x British Blue with handler Joe Dixon; Reserve Champion Pigs, won by our pen of Mddlewhite weaners shown by Alexis Bartlett. Further first prizes were awarded to Josie Taylor in the Beef Class with her diary cross and Emily Peacock and Abi Carmichael with their blue texel pair in the butchers class.

The Club won numerous second, third and fourth rosettes.

Donna Ashlee, assistant principal said: “We are so delighted with the prizes awarded to our animals and students, especially as the Champion and Reserve Champions were born and bred on our school farm, so the students have seen the animals through the life cycle.”

The school farm is one of the largest in the UK and have just been awarded the Inspire Award by the School Farm Network Education Alliance which is a collaboration between the School Farm Network, the Royal Agricultural Society and Applied Inspiration. The Inspire Award celebrates the work that Brockhill have done to inspire young people in outdoor learning and where food comes from. Mrs Ashlee said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this accolade at a ceremony at the Royal Agricultural University; we are passionate about what we do and it’s always nice to be recognised.”