Events, recipes & behind the scenes gossip from the Showground

Back to blog

Filter News

Tractors into Schools reaches 2,800 pupils! 20 Mar

Over 2,800 children got involved with this year’s Tractors into Schools campaign, supported by the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, National Farmers Union and the Lincolnshire Young Farmers Clubs. The initiative aims to education future generations all about the importance of food, farming and the countryside by taking a tractor into schools across the county, 37 schools from across the county were involved in the project.

The Lincolnshire Agricultural Society can link the visit to any subject within your curriculum, working with the tear to compliment your learning within the classroom. 

Rosie Crust, Education and Development Officer at the Lincolnshire Showground, said: 

Having a tractor in school is a fantastic and memorable learning experience for children supporting curriculum delivery across all subjects. Even though we live in an agricultural county, too many children have little or no understanding of what farmers do and what they produce.

This needs to be addressed and by offering schools the opportunity to meet a farmer and see his or her tractor up close, they’ll understand more about where their food comes from and how it gets from our fields to their plates. It’s also a great opportunity to talk about the varied jobs in the agri-food sector, encouraging them to join the industry in the future. Thank you to all the farmers and dealers who got involved with the initiative giving their time and sharing their knowledge and expertise to help educate our future consumers and producers.”

The Tractors into Schools initiative will be back on the road again in 2021 to continue to develop relationships between schools and the farming community, and educate children about agriculture and where their food comes from. If you are interested in getting involved in this exciting initiative, please get in touch via education@lincolnshireshowground.co.uk.

More from this category

Back to blog
Cheesemakers' new shopping experience!
Cheesemakers' new shopping experience!

Read how our friends over at Cote Hill Cheese have diversified during the pandemic to create an exciting niche shopping experience on their dairy farm

20 Apr
The Lincolnshire Show is coming to town
The Lincolnshire Show is coming to town

Shoppers in Lincolnshire will be able to pick up more than they bargained for as the Lincolnshire Show's 'Show Comes to Town' visits Lincoln later this month.

18 May
Brexit and the future of Lincolnshire Agriculture are hot topics at Lincolnshire Farming Conference
Brexit and the future of Lincolnshire Agriculture are hot topics at Lincolnshire Farming Conference

HUNDREDS of farmers, exhibitors and industry experts gathered at the Lincolnshire Showground’s Epic Centre last week (26 February) to discuss, debate and deliberate the future of agriculture.

19 Mar
University Events Management Prize Winner Announced
University Events Management Prize Winner Announced

Last month the Lincolnshire Showgroundsponsered The University of Lincoln International Business School 'Event Management' Award at the annual Prize Giving Carmony, which took place on Thursday 7 September 2023. Congratulations to Sze Yat Chan (Christy).

04 Oct
Lincolnshire Agricultural Society to receive grant from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund
Lincolnshire Agricultural Society to receive grant from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

Lincolnshire Agricultural Society among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund

02 Apr
Lincolnshire Agricultural Society Schools' Competitions Launch for 2021
Lincolnshire Agricultural Society Schools' Competitions Launch for 2021

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

16 Mar
Arthur Swallow Fairs at the Showground
Arthur Swallow Fairs at the Showground

On Wednesday 1 April the Showground would have been hosting the first Arthur Swallow Fairs’ Home and Antiques Show of the year.

31 Mar

Get the latest from The Showground