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‘Food and farming has a place in education’ - NFU Farmvention reveals nine winners

The competition is in the final stages of preparing to award the grand champion the chance to turn their school into a farm for a day.


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KS2U Tractor of the future: Tracticians – Armitage C of E Primary School, Manchester, North West.
KS2U Tractor of the future: Tracticians – Armitage C of E Primary School, Manchester, North West.
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‘Food and farming has a place in education’ - NFU Farmvention reveals nine winners

The Union has so far chosen nine winners out of more than 1,000 entries in its bid to bridge the gap between children, food, farming and the countryside.

 

Each primary school was tasked to submit entries that solved one of the three farming-related issues using STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and maths.

 

The youngsters had to either design a tractor of the future; design an environment for a flock of 100 laying hens; or design a new snack product from four British ingredients.

 

Each of the nine winners have won prizes including fully funded farm visits, chef visits and £600 to spend on robotics products for the school.


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Healthy Hens KS2L: Oscar Brownmoore - St. Aidan's VC Primary School, London, South East.
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They will present their submissions at the Houses of Parliament on March 13 during British Science Week, for final judging.

 

NFU president Minette Batters said: “With more than a thousand schools entering their designs, the competition clearly demonstrates that food and farming has a place in education; not only to engage young children in STEM subjects, but to develop their understanding about rural life and where their food comes from.

 

“I cannot wait to see the creative designs that our young inventors have produced at the exhibition in March.”

 

The winners are:

  • KS1 Tractor of the future: Settle C of E Primary, Settle, North East
  • KS2L Tractor of the future: Afeefa Haroon – Ronald Ross Primary School, London, South East
  • KS2U Tractor of the future: Tracticians – Armitage C of E Primary School, Manchester, North West
  • Healthy Hens KS1: Class 2H – Glascote Academy, Tamworth, West Midlands
  • Healthy Hens KS2L: Oscar Brownmoore - St. Aidan’s VC Primary School, London, South East
  • Healthy Hens KS2U: Emily Bailey – Bridgewater Primary School, Northampton, East Midlands
  • A Great British Snack KS1: Dosbarth y Gleision – Ysgol Bro Idris, Dolgellau, Wales
  • A Great British Snack KS2L: Toby Barribel – Wonersh and Shamley Green Primary School, Guildford, South East
  • A Great British Snack KS2U: Team Fruity Flow – St John Fisher, Catholic Primary School, Coventry, West Midlands.
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