Ipswich: Suffolk Farming School of the Year is... Britannia Primary

Suffolk's Farming School of the Year winners Britannia, pictured with the Countess of Euston

Suffolk's Farming School of the Year winners Britannia, pictured with the Countess of Euston - Credit: Archant

The team of five pupils from Britannia proved they were sheeptastic by demonstrating their sheep knowledge and cooking up tasty flat bread and lamb before taking to the catwalk stage in the Farminanglia Marquee at the Suffolk Show to present their own sheep trail findings in the finals of Suffolk Farming School of the Year initiative.

Judges Hannah Woods, education officer at the SAA; Richard Savoury of the Sheep Show and Fiona Siddall of Easton Farm Park said the pupils had achieved an extremely high standard making the each stage of the competition very difficult to judge. The first place certificate and rosette was presented by the Countess of Euston (pictured with the pupils and their winning sheep design) with highly commended certificate and rosettes going to the runners up from Heath Primary, Kesgrave and Barnham School, Thetford.

All agreed the three part competition, in its first year, devised by the Suffolk Agricultural Association in conjunction with “Cook With Me Kids” had been a great success for the ‘experiences’ that it had bought the pupils and were optimistic it could be run in subsequent years.

A formal presentation will take place at the Agricultural Awards in October where a trophy will be presented to the teacher representative from the school.


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