A school in the South East of England has produced a heart-warming video highlighting the issues dairy farmers are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Secondary school students at OSG Hindhead, Guildford, Surrey, were tasked with educating their primary school peers about milk price cuts and the dumping of milk brought about by Covid-19 lockdown restrictions as part of their active citizen project.
More than 55 primary school-aged children produced posters, which have since been compiled into a video, on the issues they had learned about as well as how to generate support for the sector.
It comes as the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) and the NFU recently highlighted Government shortfalls in their responses to an EFRA evidence call, with the exclusion of some of the worst affected farmers from the Dairy Response Fund and lack of support for the non-bovine sector.
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.”
You can watch the video below.