National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

10 March 2020

NFYFC has pledged that Rural Youth Matter alongside other industry partners at a Rural Vulnerability Day in March.

The pledge, made by all those who attended the event organised by Rural England CIC , was intended to confirm the importance of young people in rural society.

AGRI Manager Sarah Palmer represented NFYFC on the day and said: “I was pleased to put NFYFC’s name to the pledge of the day, ‘Rural Youth Matter’ and to confirm that rural young people are deserving of more attention and support.”

During the day, Dr Jane Hart, a Director of Rural England, presented her research report on the challenges facing rural 16-18-year olds in accessing appropriate education and work-based learning.

This research considered the possible implications of accessibility constraints on students’ attainment and on social mobility.

The day also included presentations from the British Youth Council, Young Somerset, UK Youth and Huw Merriman MP as well as personal presentations from young people who shared their views on living and growing up in rural areas.

Event sponsors Hastoe Housing concluded the day by sharing their views on tailoring housing to address the needs of young people. 




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