Schools' Challenge




25 Jun


Lincolnshire Showground

Your school can join us at the 2020 Lincolnshire Show Schools' Challenge!

The Lincolnshire Show Schools' Challenge is open to nursery, primary, secondary and special schools in Greater Lincolnshire.

There are ten challenges to choose from and their focus is on inspiring young people to gain a better understanding of Lincolnshire's rich agricultural history, its horticulture and land-based activities. To be involved in the Schools' Challenge, please download the Schools' Challenge leaflet and Expression of Interest Form available on this page, or contact our Educational Events Administrator Suzy, by emailing

The Schools' Challenge video

The 2019 Schools' Challenge

43 nursery, primary, secondary and special schools were involved in the Schools Challenge competition at the 2019 Lincolnshire Show. The Schools' Exhibition Hall was buzzing with enthusiastic and excited students all keen to show off their hard work and tremendous efforts.

The Schools’ Challenge has ten different challenges to choose from, all linked to the curriculum and designed to extend young people’s knowledge and understanding of food, farming and sustainability. The students have been working on their challenge projects within School before attending the Lincolnshire Show and presenting their challenge projects to a team of experts, whilst competing for the hard-fought title of Schools’ Challenge Champion for their particular category!

The Schools’ Challenge competition was kindly sponsored by Farmacy Plc, Branston Ltd, Beeswax Dyson Farming, The Farm Kitchen, Riseholme College, a part of Bishop Burton, Waterside Shopping Centre and The Willows Garden Centre and Restaurant.

Suzy Stone our Education Events Administrator was recently invited to the Butterwick Pinchbeck's Endowed Church of England Primary School to speak in assembly and present the Schools' Challenge students with their rosettes and their trophy.

What the teachers said

“We really enjoyed the challenge and felt privileged to be part of the whole process. Our children really engaged with their chosen challenge, which resulted in them being passionate and enthusiastic throughout their planning, preparation and actual delivery of their work.”

“It was my first time entering the Schools’ Challenge. I would just like to say thank you for having such a wonderfully arranged event that really enables students to engage in current relevant topics and be given the opportunity to really develop lots of important skills for the future. As a teacher I was absolutely beaming with pride watching my pupils take part in the challenge. Events like this really make the job worth it.”

“The challenge is always a pleasure to be involved with. Everyone is always so helpful and it is always so well organised. The children really enjoy the work involved in the challenge and on the day presenting.”

With thanks to our partners