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In your field: James Robinson - "Pupils that sometimes struggle in a classroom environment often excel when they are outdoors in nature"

James farms Dairy Shorthorns east of Kendal, Cumbria, with his parents Kathleen and Henry, wife Michelle and sons Robert and Chris. The fifth generation to farm at Strickley, he is also vice-chair of the Nature Friendly Farming Network

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In your field: James Robinson - "Pupils that sometimes struggle in a classroom environment often excel when they are outdoors in nature"

May has most definitely been a mixed month. We have had lots of groups visiting our farm, we have made first cut silage and I went behind the country's most famous black door. Silaging First cut...

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