After spending a huge amount of time and effort on designing, recording a diary and planting up a Veg Box for the Competition held by the Yorkshire Show the Year 4 Garden Club's design was selected to go forward to the Grand Final at the Yorkshire Show after a judge came to school to look at our box and diary and also to question the children about their gardening skills. The theme this year was "Field to Fork" so the judge was very interested in how much the children had used the school produce in their cooking and topic work. Our design was based on fruit and vegetables used in different recipes so we had sections in the box showcasing the ingredients for curry, salad, stir-fry and Italian. We also had a Pudding Tower!
The children involved went to the Show last week and had to be judged again! They all answered the questions brilliantly and talked very confidently about the plants and work they had done at school in the garden. After the hard work was out of the way we were able to enjoy the show until it was time for the presentation of the awards when we were all delighted to win "Best Diary" and Highly Commended for the Veg Box. Well done guys!
Then, we were able to relax and enjoy the show again!
The children had a great time doing loads of activities which ranged from learning about electricity (using fruit and vegetables as conductors!), making candles, felting, badge making and weaving to having stick insects and other critters crawling all over them! The children also spent time with the army and navy doing lots of things like mine sweeping, bungey runs, paintballing and clambering about in a giant inflatable raft. We met some lovely and unusual animals during the day too and managed to squeeze in time for a sit down and an ice-cream! The children returned to school laden with bags of goodies that they had acquired throughout the day.
Throughout the day we had some wonderful comments too about how beautifully behaved the children were.
Everyone had a super time and Mrs Fletcher would like to thank all the children involved in gardening at school for all the watering they do to keep the plants going and the vigilant snail hunters without whom we would have no fruit and veg still growing!