Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 15°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Suffolk Show: Primary School pupils entertain the prince with model combine harvesters and pizza making

16:24 29 May 2014

Stanton Primary School teachers and pupils

Stanton Primary School teachers and pupils

Archant

A ripple of excitement could be felt as Prince Harry entered the Farm Discovery Zone of the Suffolk Show to present the award for the Farming School of the Year.

shares

Before the presentation the prince took plenty of time to chat to school pupils from the three finalist schools: Saxmundham, Stanton and Orford.

Pip Whitehouse, deputy headteacher at Stanton Primary School, said pupils there were “very excited” when they heard Prince Harry would be presenting the award.

“We talked about what the children had been doing and learning at school about farming, and how they got this far,” she said.

Many of the children at Stanton PS have family members in the military, and the prince was very interested to hear where they were deployed and when they would be home.

“We’ve got quite a few military children at our school, he was talking to them about their fathers being in Afghanistan, we’ve got one whose Dad is in the Falklands,” said Ms Whitehouse. “He was interested in that and when their Dads are going to be home.”

One of those children whose father is in Afghanistan is Olivia Brophy, she was also closely involved in making the school’s model combine harvester for the Farming School of the Year Competition, which said was, “hard, but really good as well”.

Prince Harry also spoke to pupils at The Abbey Preparatory in Woodbridge, who were making pizzas in the Farm Discovery Zone.

He even asked 11-year-old Neve Walker if he could take her pizza with him when she had finished it, unfortunately she had to say no as it wouldn’t be ready in time.

The winner of the Farming School of the Year Competition was Saxmundham Free School.

shares

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Police attend the scene of a major incident near the train station in Bury st Edmunds on Tuesday 4th August.

Police have spoken to reassure residents after a man was shot in the stomach in Bury St Edmunds this evening.

The scene of an accident on the A1088 at Honington.

A doctor from Ixworth who died in a road traffic accident in west Suffolk has been described as “highly regarded” within his profession and “popular”.

AcCormorant flies near the Round Pond in Christchurch Park.

A cormorant was spotted diving in to the water in the Round Pond at Christchurch Park in Ipswich today.

The hoodie hides most of this man's face

The value of e-fits was defended last night as new figures reveal only one image released to the public in the past three years has resulted in an arrest.

Maritime Festival at Ipswich Waterfront.

Historic vessels, Old Gaffers, a food market and a funfair will all line the Waterfront for the annual maritime extravaganza later this month.

Can you spot him? Andrew Hawes in the camouflage gear he plans to use to catch people not clearing up after their dogs.

Hollywood actor Hugh Grant is apparently backing campaigners in a Suffolk town who plan to post photos of dog walkers on the internet if they fail to clean up after their pets.

The scene of an accident on the A1088 at Honington.

Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner Tim Passmore has insisted a new roads policing unit “will happen”, as a fatal road accident in Honington yesterday claimed the life of another driver.

Families enjoyed the warm weather at Georges Funday at Whitton United football ground on Saturday 1st August. The event will help raise funds towards a new wheelchair for George Woodward.

More than 1,000 people turned out at Whitton United Football Club in Ipswich on Saturday, to help raise funds for a child with a rare muscular condition.

Officers detain a reveller in Ipswich town centre.

A clamp down on off-licences selling super-strength alcohol has been cited as a key reason behind a sharp drop in the number of people boozing and brawling in the streets of Ipswich.

Ipswich Magistrates Court in Elm Street.

A 60-year-old man is due to appear in court this morning charged with three driving offences.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages