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Braintree: Farm education centre receives national recognition
3:00pm Saturday 12th October 2013 in News
A family farm-turned-education centre has been given national recognition.
Carol and James Monk first welcomed pupils to Sallett’s Farm, in Wellstye Green, near Great Dunmow, five years ago after an approach from their disabled son’s school.
Since then they have worked hard to make the farm suitable for students and in 2011 set up Rainbow Rural education centre on the 75-acre organic farm, which has been in the family for four generations.
Visitors to their open air classroom in the last year have included pupils from Braintree’s Edith Borthwick School, as well as special needs schools in Chelmsford and Harlow.
The centre has now been named runner-up in the access category of this year’s Bayer/FACE Awards - a national competition recognising farmers, growers and other organisations who host school visits or offer educational activities.
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