Twelve Year 5 and 6 pupils at Bourne Abbey C of E Primary Academy have been working hard for two months on a project for the annual Lincolnshire Show Schools Challenge.
The theme they chose was ‘Growing Around the World’ and really enjoyed researching and developing the project for the competition and presentation to judges and the public who attend the show.
As a school we have developed a close link with a school in Kenya and have regularly supported them to grow their own crops for their lunches. The children have explored this relationship and were lucky enough to have a visit from a farming mentor who showed how local crops were used to create lunchboxes.
They also planted their own vegetables to investigate how they grow and the different environmental impacts in England compared to other countries. They baked using the ingredients they have grown, creating ‘tasting plates’ of courgette cake, carrot cake and a Kenyan dish called Ugali.
The children were truly inspired and dedicated by this project, many of them living at nearby farms. The judges were wowed by the high standard and unique twists the children gave to their presentation and project and they should be exceptionally proud.
The children involved were Francesca Fenwick, Ethan Sherwin, Stan Fitch, Cerys Couzens, Cameron Allen, Leah Fry, Imogen Hammond, Lucy Speakman, William Howden, Katy Brown, Isabella Carlton and Matthew Radley.