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Lincolnshire Agricultural Society Schools' Competitions Launch for 2021 16 Mar

The Lincolnshire Agricultural Society’s Education team deliver unique and exciting events, initiatives and competitions all year round, through a mix of both live and virtual provision, promoting the importance of food production, farming and a sustainable environment.

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our Schools’ Competitions for 2021. For this year only, the four competitions are replacing the much loved and renowned annual Schools’ Challenge competition which runs alongside the Lincolnshire Show.

Rosie Crust, Education Development Manager at the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society said: "We are delighted that we can run the four school competitions, despite the restrictions that the Covid-19 pandemic has put on us all, including the cancellation of the Schools’ Challenge competition at the Lincolnshire Show. We hope that the competitions will offer schools an opportunity to embrace sustainability, discover their environment, support the well-being of students and encourage them to reconnect with nature. We hope that the variety of these four competitions will offer your students enjoyment, fun and something to look forward too in such difficult times."

Nursery, Primary, Secondary and Special Schools in Greater Lincolnshire are now invited to apply to take part in the following Schools’ Competitions:

  • The Great Lincolnshire Schools Tate Off
  • Reuse and Grow Gardening competition
  • Photography Competition
  • Reuse and Show art/sculpture competition

The Great Lincolnshire Schools’ Tate Off Competition

Calling all budding Chefs!

This competition provides students with the opportunity to engage with local seasonal produce to create a potato-based recipe, developing their culinary and nutritional awareness. We encourage students to be as creative and imaginative as possible – either adding a twist to an existing recipe or inventing one from scratch!

The winning recipes will feature in a special recipe e-book, which will be available as a free download from the Seasonal Spuds and Lincolnshire Showground’s website. The winning entry from each category will get the chance to take part in a virtual cooking session with a local chef as well as being awarded special prizes for each member of the team.

Reuse and Grow Gardening Competition

This competition provides nurseries and schools with the amazing opportunity to design, grow and build a garden with a key emphasis on reusing plastics for alternative uses. By getting involved students will gain invaluable hands-on experience with environmentally-friendly gardening and gardening for wildlife.

A recycled plastic planter will be delivered to your school to create your garden in.

The gardens will be judged virtually during the week commencing Monday 21st June 2021, with the winning entry being awarded the prestigious gardening trophy.

Photography Competition

This competition calls-out to all promising photographers in the making! By embracing their surroundings whilst enjoying the great outdoors, whether it’s capturing beautiful landscapes or admiring wildlife through a lens, students have the opportunity to connect with the beauty of nature and their diverse locality, by entering a photograph in this competition.

Entries in each category will be judged virtually, with the winning photographs and short-listed entries presented on the Lincolnshire Showground website and on our social media platforms.

Ruse and Show Art/Sculpture Competition

This competition provides Nursery and Key Stage 1 children with a fantastic opportunity to delve into the importance of recycling and make a difference to the environment. We are encouraging children to reuse the recycled materials collected in school/nursery, to get creative and develop a large piece of artwork or sculpture recognising the important role of the people who have helped us over the last year.

The artwork or sculpture will be judged virtually during the week commencing Monday 21st June 2021, with the winning entries proudly displayed in the Waterside Shopping Centre.

Thank you to our sponsors - Branston, FCC Environment and the Waterside Shopping Centre.

Find out more here.

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