Suffolk Farming School of the Year

The theme for academic year 2018-2019 is Farming Field to Fork. The competition gives primary school pupils an opportunity to learn about food chains, energy, plant life, food miles, animals and their habitats and pollination.

Kindly sponsored by Felix Cobbold Trust and generously supported by Cook with me Kids.

The competition consists of three rounds:

First round: Design and build a model of a cow using recyclable packaging. The model needs to be no larger than 70cm x 70cm x 70cm. 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 7th May 2019 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 29 May and Thursday 30 May 2019) 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 14 December 2018

For more information or to register your interest in taking part please email Hannah Woods.

Resource pack and application form can be downloaded 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 (3 time competition winner)

  • ‘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)


2018 Competition Winners

Saxmundham Primary School







2017 Competition Winners

Acton CEVC Primary School