We were really pleased to be selected as finalists again this year in the Veg Box Competition at the Great Yorkshire Show. Over 40 schools entered the competition and 15 were selected as finalists.
The children had kept a diary detailing the design (The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party) and growing of the produce during their preparation of the box and the diary had already been sent for judging which took us through to the next stage. The next part of the competition was for the box to go to the show and for some of the children involved to go and talk to the judges so that they could find out how much they all knew about growing fruit and vegetables.
The next step was for 13 of the children involved to go to the Yorkshire Show on Wednesday 15th July.
The judging took place and the children answered all the questions well. We were really pleased to get 4th place overall and 1st prize for the “Best Decorated Box” category.
After the presentation the children were free to enjoy everything the show had to offer. The activities they took part in included fencing, wheelchair basketball, cycling, arts and crafts, bushcraft and boxing to name but a few! The children also watched pig showing and were lucky enough to meet the presenters of Blue Peter; Barney and Jamie. They also “bumped into” the Mad Hatter and the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland who had the children in stitches. All in all the children had a fantastic day and Mrs Fletcher and Mrs Brown lost count of the number of times they were complemented on their wonderful manners and behaviour. Well done!