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Look North presenters visit Springbank

On Tuesday 28th April we were very excited to welcome some visitors to our school…the Look North presenters, Harry Gration, Amy Garcia and Paul Hudson along with Mike Prest from the Yorkshire Agricultural Society and Judy Thompson from the Great Yorkshire Show.


As you are probably aware, the school enters a competition to produce the best veg box for the Great Yorkshire Show each year and this year three of the Look North presenters have decided to have a go themselves!  The presenters have challenged each other to create the best veg box and so they needed the expert advice from Mike along with the assistance of some of our green fingered children to plant their pots. 


The presenters and some of our children were filmed in the school garden planting up their pots and hopefully the filming will be shown on a Look North programme after the election has taken place. 


The children involved were Joe and Alex from Y6 and Haashim, Nia, Rosa and Madelaine from Y3.   Alex and Haashim were on Harry’s team, Joe and Madelaine on Amy’s and Nia and Rosa on Paul’s.   It was all very exciting as the presenters became very competitive!  The boxes have gone back with the presenters now to nurture and hopefully produce some show stopping veg!


The children did Springbank proud!  They were wonderful; answering questions and giving advice in a very professional manner and were praised by the presenters and organisers of the Yorkshire Show.  Well done!


At school we will continue to plan and plant up our own veg box in the hope that we get selected for the competition at the Yorkshire Show in July. Fingers crossed!