Sher­iff says hi to school’s an­i­mals

Farmer starts his term on fa­mil­iar ground

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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.

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High Sher­iff Ge­orge Jes­sel feeds Dolly the Don­key at the North School

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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

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