Winners finally get their reward

Winners of the NFU’s 2020 Farmvention Competition have finally been rewarded for their efforts.

Selside Endowed Church of England School in Kendal were one of eight winning schools who had entered the competition which challenges primary school children to design one of three farming related products using Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). 

Selside Endowed Church of England School in Kendal were one of eight winning schools who had entered the competition _79427

This year the challenges were:

Wool the wonder fabric: Design a unique clothing product using British wool.

Street food superstars: Design a healthy street food dish which celebrates a British ingredient.

Farm machine 2040: Design a farming machine for the year 2040.

The children from Selside in Cumbria stood out in the street food superstars category with their British Sausage Roll.

The children were meant to be showcasing their designs at an exhibition at the House of Commons on 17 March, but sadly Covid-19 restrictions prevented that from happening.

Thankfully though, on Friday 25 June, they did enjoy a visit from the NFU Discovery Barn for the whole school.

And as you can see from the photos – there were a lot of happy faces.

Congratulations to worthy winners.

  • The Farmvention competition forms a key part of the NFU’s education programme which reconnects children with food, farming, and the countryside, all while learning about core topics within the national curriculum.