Your article: Former farmer visits schools to talk about food production

Mark Thompson
Mark Thompson

A former farmer has visited four schools during science week to speak to youngsters about the key role science, technology, engineering and maths play in today’s food production.

Mark Thompson, of York Road, Market Weighton, held assemblies at the schools and also helped pupils to start growing some of their own vegetables.

He and children at Holme-on-Spalding Moor Primary planted potatoes in the school’s gardening area.

The other schools he visited were all in Hull, which he says “had very few, or non-existent, facilities for growing in their school grounds.”

Read Mark’s full story in next Thursday’s (3 April) Pocklington Post.