Co Antrim student to feature in BBC agriculture documentary series

A College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) student from Ballyclare will feature in a new BBC Northern Ireland documentary series, Countryside College.
Charlotte Houston.Charlotte Houston.
Charlotte Houston.

Greenmount campus student, Charlotte Houston (17) is in the first year of her Agriculture course. She’s from a non-farming background and is getting to grips with farm machinery.

The series uniquely captures first-hand how college life takes a dramatic twist for the students when Covid-19 strikes midway during second term and for the first time since World War Two all campuses at CAFRE are closed.

The students are forced to say goodbye to their classmates and find themselves having to adjust to learning from home while taking on challenging new roles as essential workers.

As the country gradually eases out of lockdown the students reflect on their remarkable rollercoaster of a year at Countryside College.

The series is narrated by Co Tyrone actor Fra Fee and was made by Waddell Media for BBC Northern Ireland.

Countryside College begins on Wednesday, August 26 on BBC One Northern Ireland at 10.45pm.


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