Farm Manager Paul Redmore is set to become a children’s TV star.
Bicton College Home Farm in Devon is the location for CITV programme ‘Farm Camp’ to be screened each weekday at 5pm from Monday 19th October. The 10 part documentary series features 9 children aged between nine and twelve, as they embark on a unique adventure of discovery - swapping their city lives for country living to follow the real life story of just where their food comes from!
The children will learn that a lot of hard work and effort goes into producing the food on their plates. They will get first-hand experience of producing their own supper.
Farm Manager Paul meets the children bright and early and sets a different task each day, which inevitably involves getting dirty. The daily challenge involves providing the food for that night’s dinner. Whether they are coming face to udder with the cows who will be providing the milk for the ice cream, attempting to weigh some pigs while others make their own pork sausages or being put to the test on their very limited fruit and vegetable knowledge; the children will endeavour to do their best down on the farm.
With sausages on the menu for dinner one day, half of the group go to weigh the pigs and select those ready to go to the butchers, while the other half go to Complete Meats of Axminster to learn how to make sausages with butcher Shaun Vining.
Farm Manager Paul Redmore said, ‘It was great to see that after 2 weeks on the farm the children really understood where their milk came from and that there were far more vegetables than peas which came from a packet in the freezer, and fish come in all shapes and sizes.’
Farm Camp was made by production company Handle and Spout, Creative Director Paul Shuttleworth said, ‘“With Bicton College’s experience of educating young people about food and farming, they were the perfect location for Farm Camp. Paul is a natural teacher who made farming come alive for the young recruits.”
The series is sponsored and funded by Morrisons' Let's Grow campaign and aims to educate children about where their food comes from.