See the Schools’ Challenge at the Lincolnshire Show

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Students from the Sleaford area will be among 400 pupils taking part in the Lincolnshire Show’s Schools Challenge later this month.

The initiative is run jointly by the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society and the EBP to develop young people’s understanding of food, farming and sustainability.

The EBP is now in its eighth year of running the project, which offers students the opportunity to research and present on a food, farming or environmental topic, ranging from designing recipes for healthy school meals, comparing the way crops are grown around the globe or reducing a school’s carbon footprint.

The students present their findings to a panel of judges in competition for the title of the Lincolnshire Show Schools’ Challenge Champion, and trophies will be awarded to the winners in the Exhibition Hall on Thursday, June 25, at 2.15 pm.

Over the years, thousands of young people have taken part in the challenge and the Lincolnshire Show provides them with the perfect showcase for their work. The students really enjoy explaining what they have learned, so call in at the Exhibition Hall to view their displays and find out more.

It is not too late for your school to get involved. Although entry into the 2015 Schools’ Challenge has now closed, teachers are welcome to attend the professional development day on June 24 at Lincolnshire Show.

There will be guest speakers from the world of food and farming, including a representative of the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation. Places at this event are still available, so contact the EBP to book a seat.

For details call Suzy Stone on 01522 574230 or email 
enquiries@eblo.org.uk