Sheriff says hi to school’s animals
Farmer starts his term on familiar ground
The new High Sheriff of Kent started his term in office with a visit to a school farm at the weekend.
George Jessel is himself a farmer in the Wye Downs, where he keeps cattle and sheep and also has arable crops.
He visited the North School’s farm for its spring fair community day, where he spoke to pupils and staff and met members of the school’s Young Farmers’ Club.
Mr Jessel said: “As a Man of Kent I am keen to lend my support to rural organisations which provide so much help to their communities.
“I am also passionate about education, and hope that during my year I can involve young people in the projects I support.”
While visiting the school he saw the farm’s cows and calves, lambs, goats and other small animals.
All funds raised from the event will go to the farm.
High Sheriff George Jessel feeds Dolly the Donkey at the North School
The High Sheriff meets Rachel Sinden and a five-week-old lamb
From left, Vicki Jessel, farm manager Vicky Weeks, executive head teacher Jon Whitcombe, George Jessel and North School Young Farmers’ Club members Ellie Easton and Rachel Sinden. Right, visitors admire the sheep