FANTASTIC! said the children of Iguana Class at Holly Meadows Primary School, Pott Row when they were told that their entry in a county wide Local Food Map Competition for primary schools had won the first prize.
The children at Holly Meadows School had done a harvest time project about local foods and used what they had learnt to create their map . It was crammed full of models of Norfolk produce including strawberries, sugar beet, wheat, carrots, potatoes and even samphire and crabs. The judges were impressed by the range of produce that was included as well as the imaginative way that the children had made their models.
The runner up prize in the competition was awarded to a group of year 4 children from Sacred Heart School in Swaffham: Edward Phillips, Daisy Goldsmith, Jacob Hitchcock and Olivia Leader and a map created by Harry McKnight, Grace Cushing, Eliza McRann in year 3 of the Sacred Heart School was commended by the judges.
The competition was organised by Moya Myerscough, the East of England Regional Co-ordinator for FACE (Farming and Countryside Education) in association with the Norfolk Food and Drink Festival and the prize was donated by the Clan Trust.
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Farming and Countryside Education (FACE) is the leading charity providing food, farming and countryside education to children. We believe that this should be through practical, interesting and enjoyable activities in the classroom and on farms. We want all children to understand where their food comes from, how it is produced, how the countryside is maintained and learn to make informed choices.
We provide inspiration, advice and guidance for school staff, chiefly through our regional team, who have a background in education. Our website, newsletters and e-mailings highlight these opportunities for teachers. We also build links between schools and trained farmers to provide high quality educational visits.
Moya Myerscough, the East of England Regional Co-ordinator can be contacted on 07870 832297, or