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The High Weald Academy

A Brook Learning Trust Academy

High Weald Academy lead the way again at Kent County Show

Our show team had a great outing at the Kent Showground, Detling.  We had a very successful show - coming away with lots of prizes.

We came seventh overall, which was an amazing result being the smallest team there.

Winners and prizes were as follows:
Two Firsts, a 2nd, champion native, champion beef and overall supreme champion confirmation (this means we were up against the best dairy, pair of lambs and pigs and beat them all!) then a 2nd and 3rd with the lambs which our younger Young Farmers worked hard for.

In young handlers; Harriet Bournes got 1st, Archie Reynolds got 2nd (in the same class) then Harriet got reserve champion dairy handler, Joe Gill-Howes got 5th but the calf he showed did decide to lie down in the pen when he should have been on parade, Paige got 1st in her class, Becky got 4th in a big class.

Turnout is the hardest class of all because you, the animals and the halters all need to be absolutely spotless. We usually end up walking around with bags on our feet to prevent getting muck on the souls of our shoes!  Becky got 1st, Paige got 4th, and again the calf Joe showed messed about a lot. With Tim I got first, champion continental turnout, the reserve champion overall beef turnout, which we were very pleased with, as the one beef animal and leader that beat us thoroughly deserved it. The girls got placed with the lambs which was a huge success considering they have never shown them before.

Overall we had a fantastic show with some fantastic continued support from parents and helpers. Not forgetting the brilliant teamwork.

Report by Kiri Bass –  leader of our Young Farmers Team