THE Fairfield Farm College Farm Shop at Dilton Marsh has been awarded second place in the Village Shop 2019 Wiltshire Life Awards.

The Wiltshire Life Awards celebrate the extraordinary people, communities and businesses in the county.

They seek to promote businesses and charities throughout Wiltshire raising their profile among the local communities.

The awards presentation ceremony was held on Friday, March 29 at Messums Wiltshire in Tisbury.

Shelley Latham, retail lead and Caroline Luckham, café lead from Fairfield Farm College attended the event with two students, Jade and Joseph.

Dr Tina Pagett, CEO/Principal Fairfield Farm Trust, said: “We are delighted to have won 2nd place in the Village Shop category.

“Shelley, the students and her team work really hard to provide a wide variety of products for the community, personally sourcing the gifts and plants available. It’s a fantastic achievement. Well done to all involved.”

Both students are following a two-year study programme for young people with learning difficulties.

The programme prepares young people to develop essential skills for the transition to adulthood.

The Farm Shop and Café at Fairfield provide work experiences for students to gain confidence and learn customer service skills.