A radio and TV presenter was at a secondary school at the weekend to launch his new initiative.

George Lamb, who has appeared on Channel 4's The Bank Job and presented a BBC Radio 6 Music show between 2007 and 2009, was at Totteridge Academy to promote his community farming initiative, GROW.

The school is the site of GROW’s new farm.GROW is a life skills education programme that gives children the opportunity to interact with nature, teach them about nutrition and provide a sustainable source of food for schools and the community.

The event on Saturday marked the first of several fundraising days that will be held at the school.

The farm is already home to bees and sheep but will be developed over the coming months, with students and staff creating a vegetable patch and welcoming more animals. Eventually, students will be able to grow a variety of fruit and vegetables on site, which will be used to supply the school canteen and local restaurants with fresh, local produce.

George was joined by his famous father Larry, an actor who played Mick Shipman in BBC comedy Gavin & Stacey.

They were joined by 500 guests including deputy mayor of Barnet Council, Cllr Caroline Stock.

More than £3,000 was raised which will help build a completely sustainable outdoor classroom on the site.

The multipurpose space will also be opened up to the community, who will get the chance to take part in health and wellbeing workshops, as well as classes in yoga, calisthenics and meditation.

Chris Fairbairn, principal of The Totteridge Academy, said: "GROW Totteridge is the perfect example of how we deliver an Education with Character to our students. The farm will be a fantastic way for our young people to learn more about sustainability and nutrition and to gain the critical knowledge and tools that they require to develop into responsible, healthy citizens, with an understanding of the world around them.

"The farm will be a wonderful asset to our school and local community and we are excited to continue developing the site with some ambitious plans over the next couple of years."