35. I have been approached by a WWOOFer who is 16/17 – shouldn’t they be in full time education?

Since September 2015 it has been a requirement that individuals remain in education until they are 18. However, this doesn’t mean staying at school full-time; they might go to college or take up an apprenticeship or part-time training course. They will still have weekends and holiday times in which they can WWOOF. They may also be required to volunteer as part of their course.