As well as supporting other organisations we also run our own events focused on food and farming education such as Loan a Lamb, Follow a Farmer, Science of Farming event, Food Farming and Countryside Challenge and Norfolk Schools Art Competition.

John Innes Foundation Challenge

This is an opportunity for schools to showcase the learning that has been happening in their school. Each school is given the use of a wheelbarrow and two A3 signs to showcase their entry for the competition. The children who have worked on the project will have up to 10 minutes with the judges to talk them through their entry.

All entries will be displayed at the Royal Norfolk Show on 26th and 27th June 2019 with judging taking place on Wednesday 26th in the morning and prize giving in the afternoon.

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Forest School

We work with Muddy Boots Forest Adventures to provide a unique Forest School catering for tots, home educated families and SEN children. It is run by a qualified Montessori teacher and forest school leader with over 15 years experience working in early years. Every session is 100% child led allowing children to choose their own learning path, explore the surroundings and just be at one with nature without any pressure.

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Loan a Lamb

Giving children the chance to witness farming first hand by looking after a ewe and her lambs on your school grounds.

The Food and Farming Discovery Trust will deliver everything you need to look after the lambs and the, work with a local farm to provide you with your flock! Members of your staff will then be given a briefing by the farmer on how to look after them.

We will also provide you with curriculum ideas so that you can use the lambs as an engagement tool for your whole school curriculum.

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Royal Norfolk Show

The Food & Farming Discovery Trust works across the Norfolk show to co-ordinate the educational offering. We also organise the Discovery zone which is an area specifically for educational activities. We liaise with schools and home educated groups to ensure they are able to visit the show and gain the most from their day.

We also run a number of competitions during the two days of the Royal Norfolk Show.

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Science of Farming

This event is now in its second year, building on the success of last years event we will be expanding to three events which will be spaced throughout the county. This event is aimed at year five pupils from across the country and is free for schools to attend. Due to the nature of the day the number of places at each event is limited to 175 students.

The day consists of five interactive workshops that are designed to give the children a hands on experience of farming, as well as focusing on the Science and Computing National Curriculum. Each workshop will have a clear focus and last for 45 minutes which gives the participants an opportunity to gain a strong in site into food and farming, whilst focusing on the National Curriculum.

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Norfolk Schools Art Competition

The Norfolk Schools Art Competition is an annual competition which takes place each year at the Royal Norfolk Show. The winning art work in each category is displayed at the Show and prize giving takes place in the Discovery Zone on the Thursday of the Show.

The theme for 2018 was ‘Our Coast’ and it gave children a great opportunity to show their creative side whilst learning about art, artist and the world around them.

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