Farmhouse Breakfast Week

Lincolnshire Showground

In January and November, we hold breakfast workshops with local school children to learn all about healthy eating and where our breakfast foods come from!

For a whole week, school children from across the county are given the opportunity to get really hands-on with lots of fun farm-to-fork interactive activities focused on the most important meal of the day - breakfast!

The workshops are suitable for the primary age range and include a morning of activities for classes of up to 30 pupils.

Want to get involved? Contact Rosie by emailing education@lincolnshireshowground.co.uk to book a breakfast workshop.

Breakfast Week interesting facts and figures

  • Number of children involved in the most recent Breakfast Week: 147
  • Number of eggs given to children: 882
  • Number of omelettes flipped during the week: 60
  • 1 metre squared of wheat grown produces 25 pancakes!
  • Total number of mileage travelled by schools: 151.2 miles!
  • Did you know? The only part of a pig you can't eat is its oink

    Some quotes from children who have experienced Breakfast Week with us...

    'I loved the breakfast day and it encouraged me to eat healthier. I’ve never had a bacon sandwich before with real bacon in it!'

    'The positive effect it had on me is that before it happened I was eating coco-pops and now I am eating healthier things for breakfast.'

    'It made me think so much about my breakfast and where it comes from.'

    'My favourite part was when we weighed the eggs and I got the heaviest egg! It weighed 106 grams and it was a double yoke!!'

    'I loved sitting on the tractor, I’ve never been on one before.'

    'My favourite part was making the smoothies. Now I have one for breakfast.'

    At testimonial from Simone at Scaman's Eggs, our kind sponsors of the Farmhouse Breakfast Week....

    'It is always such a pleasure to be involved with Farmhouse Breakfast Week.  We're so passionate about encouraging children and families to have healthy, filling breakfasts, and Farmhouse Breakfast Week is the perfect opportunity to get kids cooking and learning about why breakfast is so important.  It's incredible to see the school children getting stuck in, asking lots of questions, trying lots of breakfast foods - sometimes for the first time - and enjoying it!'

    Some quotes from schools and companies involved with Farmhouse Breakfast Week...

    "Being part of breakfast week for me was a great privilege. The children were really keen to learn and had great questions and opinions to share. The impact of the information the children were given about where their food comes from was received well and has definitely impacted on their food education.

    I saw the children literally grow with confidence after cooking for themselves, they were able to work with appropriate equipment and teaching, which is often not available in schools. The validation was seen when thirds of porridge was served to nearly every child every day. The sessions were factual, well organised and fun.

    Taking part in Breakfast week made me feel very proud that I had contributed to the education of some of Lincolnshire's school children, and also to the Agricultural Society’s charitable and education objectives.” Ruth Wilkinson – Wooden Spoon and Whisk

    "Ladies in Pigs has once again been very proud to be part of Farmhouse Breakfast Week at the Lincolnshire Showground. We have met amazingly engaged children who have asked some brilliant questions and have joined in with all of the practical activities.

    The excellent part of team working with other agencies at such an event is the thorough planning and dedication of Rosie and the team at the showground in engaging the schools; and the other stakeholders and ourselves all working towards a common goal. We very much look forward to continuing our close relationship with the LAS team." Debbie Wilson – Ladies in Pigs

    The children had the most wonderful time and the teachers said it was one of the best trips they had ever been on (and we do a lot of trips/visits!!) in terms of content, what the children got out of it and in how wonderfully well organised it was.Nettleham C of E Aided Junior School

    The education on where and how food is produced was great”. Middle Rasen Primary School

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