HRH the Prince of Wales hosted a visit by over 50 schoolchildren to his Duchy Home Farm on Wednesday (12 Sept), followed by a reception at Highgrove, to launch the Year of Food and Farming.

The following is a photo record of the day by Farmers Weekly’s royal correspondent Phil Clarke….

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Duchy Home Farm manager David Wilson explains the story of bread.

YOFF 2

What a grind! John Woodward and son show how flour is made.

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Eyes left……kids from Avening Primary practice their pastry skills.

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Prince Charles joins in, but the kids make a better job……..

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Fancy another? Charles tries to convince Sir Don Curry that organic is best.

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“I think you’ll find the yellow ones taste better…”

YOFF 7

I’ve heard of apple scrumping, but carrot scrumping?

YOFF 8

Digging for gold – boys from Avening Primary help harvest yellow carrots.

YOFF 9

A walk in the park for Sir Don Curry, Prince Charles and David Wilson.

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Former Oathall Community College student Stephen Mansbridge meets the Prince.

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Duchy Home Farm stockman Ken Foster explains how to age sheep.

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Prince Charles meets Natasha Stravett and Amy Richards from Oathall Community College.

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Best foot forward – Avening Primary pupils demonstrate their sheep handling skills.

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Prince Charles shows he knows a thing or two about sheep too.

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The great and the good of agriculture gather for the formal launch.

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Prince Charles launches the Year of Food and Farming.

To read the Prince’s speech in full, click here

For more on Year of Food and Farming click here or visit our Kids Connect Campaign website