A school in Surrey has championed British dairy farmers in a video highlighting the issues facing the sector as a result of Covid-19.
Secondary school students at OSG Hindhead near Guildford, chose to support dairy farmers as part of their active citizen project. They were tasked with educating primary school children at their school about issues caused by the pandemic, such as price cuts and milk dumping.
The primary students ranging from 8-11 years of age then had to produce a poster highlighting what they had learned about the problems in the dairy industry and how they can generate support.
More than 55 primary school-aged children at OSG Hindhead created posters that have since been turned into a video. A student at the school said they wanted to highlight the plight of dairy farmers and to thank them for everything they are doing.
Commenting on the video, RABDF managing director, Matthew Knight, said: “It is great to see children as young as eight being educated about the British dairy industry, the struggles farmers face, and the importance of buying British.
“As well as being an education piece, the messages of support to our dairy farmers are heart-warming and the video creates a sense of purpose as to why the long hours, market turmoil and ongoing battles with policy, animal health issues, and finances are worth it.”