Suffolk Farming School of the Year

This year’s theme is Machinery. The competition consists of three rounds:


First round: Design and build a model of a tractor of the future 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 9 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 31 May and Thursday 1 June 2017) 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 9 December 2016

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

 Download resource pack and application form here.

‘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