Each year a small team from Gepp Solicitors put on their walking shoes and volunteer as stewards at the annual Essex Food and Farming Day. This fantastic event is organised by the Essex Agricultural Society and attracts around 3,000 school children from across the County of Essex.
Staged in the grounds of Writtle College the youngsters are guided from zone to zone to learn more about where their food comes from. Zones including arable, machinery, food, countryside and animals became like magnets to the eager young minds. Rural business such as Marriages Millers, Kellys Turkeys and Tiptree Jam to name a few, engaged with the youngsters to explain the process from field to dinner plate.
The Chair of the Essex Agricultural Society is Gepp Solicitors very own Edward Worthy, who heads up our Rural Services Department. Edward was on hand to act as a chaperone to many distinguished guests from both Essex County Council and The Mayor’s Office who joined the children on this special day.
On a very personal note I have been stewarding at this event for many years and can say with hand on heart this year was a highlight for me. I had the great honour of looking after the Endeavour School from Shenfield. Many of the children have complex disabilities and it was a joy to see them get so much out of their time at Writtle College.