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Countryside & Agriculture
The Countryside Apprenticeship students enjoyed a visit to the British Wool Headquarters in Bradford to see the whole process of what happens to wool once it has left the farm. The students were shown all the different processes the wool has to go through before it is sold including the washing and cleaning of the wool and how it is graded. Finally, the procedure for the marketing of the final product was explained and they were fortunate enough to be shown the new products and future developments.
Tutor Graham Taylor was keen to highlight the benefit of the trip for the students, he said ' Apart from having a greater appreciation of all the ways that wool can be used, they also understand how important it is that they look after the wool before it leaves the farm.'