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Clacton youngsters take part in new BBC series
9:00am Saturday 31st August 2013 in News
MORE than 30 youngsters from a school in Clacton have taken part in a new television documentary with Masterchef star Gregg Wallace and children’s TV’s Phillipa Forester.
Students from the Tendring Enterprise Studio School, in Jaywick Lane, spent the day filming with the pair for a new BBC series to be screened in September about the British harvest.
Julia Smith, the school’s director of maths, said a brand new state-of-the-art combine harvester was pitched against the students acting as an old fashioned scything team.
After cutting the wheat students then had to hand thresh it and collect all the grains, demonstrating how technological advancements have made farming more efficient.
She said: “To get 35 staff and students together in the middle of the holidays is a credit to their attitude to learning and their willingness to participate fully in the life of the school.
“It was a unique opportunity to enjoy our five minutes of fame which was actively embraced.”
The programme was filmed in St Osyth at a field owned by local farmer Guy Smith.