Suffolk Farming School of the Year

The theme for academic year 2017-2018 is designed to commemorate 100 years since the end of the World War I. The competition consists of three rounds:


First round: Design and build a model of a farm 100 years ago (1918) alongside a modern farm (2018) using recyclable materials. This will need to be completed by the end of Spring term.


Semi-final: After judging the top five schools will be invited to attend a learning day at Trinity Park on Tuesday 8 May to discover more about food and farming through interactive workshops hosted by industry experts. Three schools will go through to the final.


Final: The finalists will prepare and deliver a presentation at the Suffolk Show (Wednesday 30 May and Thursday 31 May 2018) to include everything that they have learnt during the course of the competition. Children can use song, dance, miming, sign language, props, poems and other forms of performing arts to deliver their presentation.

Age Group: Yrs 3, 4, 5 and 6

Apply by: Friday 8 December 2017

For more information or to register your interest in taking part please email Helen Fomenko.

Resource pack and application form will be available to download shortly.

  • ‘We have found the children develop their ability to work as a team whilst learning about different aspects of farming, which is important living in a rural community. They increase their confidence in public speaking and whatever their ability they can excel in this very well run and exciting competition.’

          Sandy Rowe, Teacher, Saxmundham Primary School (Double competition winners)

  • ‘The project allowed us to expose our pupils to the wonders of the countryside that surrounds them. As a winning school we were very proud to see our children grow and develop throughout the project culminating in them performing a fun and interesting talk in front of hundreds at the Suffolk Show! An excellent way to introduce farming for any school.’

         Britannia Primary School

  • 'The Suffolk Farming School of the Year competition was an informative and enjoyable process, from building the tractor using recycled materials, to the food and farming workshops, and finally presenting at the grand final. It is important for the children to learn about the countryside which we are surrounded by here in Suffolk, and understand the processes and manufacturing which works alongside traditional farming. I would recommend the experience to any schools considering getting involved, as it boosted the children's' knowledge, confidence and understanding in an accessible and interactive way.'

          Daisy Underwood (Year 3 Class Teacher), Acton CEVC Primary School (2017 Winner)

2017 Competition Winners

Acton CEVC Primary School