From tearaways to tractor kids: putting down roots on a care farm

Young people with a range of troubles are among many groups thriving on the rural lifestyle offered by Future Roots in DorsetPhotographs by Alex TurnerJordan Ellis was not suited to school. “I couldn’t just sit there and concentrate. I had to mess about. I hate just sitting in the classroom working, listening to the teachers talk. I don’t like getting told what I have to do,” he says.Ellis, 18, still has to follow instructions on his apprenticeship at Future Roots, a care farm in Dorset, but he’s free from the static confines of a classroom and has 30 acres to… Source – Full Article

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