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HG Countryside Competition Work

We have been working very hard on our ‘habitat’ and ‘growing’ projects that will become part of our entry to the Countryside Education Competition 2014.

One competition is the ‘Linkenholt Adventure Countryside Competition’. For this competition we have to show-off our ‘Green Fingers’ by growing potatoes. We will be recording the potato growth, designing a photo montage and will create a recipe or lunchbox using local produce. We will also be making a home for a countryside animal out of recycled materials.

In July, we will be taking our work to exhibit and be judged at an activity day, where we can enjoy some organised events to help us understand more about food production and countryside management.

We will also be able to exhibit our work at the Alresford and District Agricultural Show Society’s Countryside Education Competition. As part of this competition, we are hoping to visit a farm to see the seasonal changes on the farm. We will be inviting the Show Competition Judges to our school in July to show the work we have been doing. We are also hoping to have the chance to display our work at the Show Ground in September. We will receive complimentary tickets for visiting the show and children competing go free – we would love you to support us and visit our display if you can!

Our project work on ‘habitats’ and ‘local produce’ are running alongside our whole school competition entry for ‘The Guardian Newspaper – The School We’d Like’. As finalists, we are hoping our school will win the prize in being able to fund the installation of Beehives in the school grounds. Mr Stanley and Mr Haycock have been spending their weekends, learning how to care for bees. We have also been learning about the life of Bees in HG (see previous blog post).

In April, we are going to visit Alison at Durleighmarsh Farm, to find out how important Bees are in growing crops.

Here are some photos of the first stages of our competition work.

Building a home for a hedgehog;


Growing our Potatoes!

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