Thank you to all of the children and families who took part in our Science House Competition. We had some amazing entries in all presented in a creative and unique way showing what farming may look like in the future. We were very lucky to have Mike Barker from Essentially Hops as our judge and he was blown away by all the hard work that the children had put in. He found it extremely difficult to choose a winner and after being told he wasn’t allowed to choose all of them it was narrowed down to three across the different categories.

Our winner for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 was Hana (Lovelace House) Mike commented that ‘he could see how much time, effort and thought had gone into creating her amazing model showing how her farm of the future would look.’

Our winner for Years 3 and 4 was Oscar Sutherland (Shirley House) Mike commented ‘that the use of Lego models was unique and clearly showed how one day we maybe farming on Mars.

Our winner for Years 5 and 6 was Millie Smith (Shirley House) Mike commented ‘that her writing was clear and explained clearly how each different part of her farm on her model would support a sustainable farm of the future.’

Mike also made the day more interesting by coming into school on a tractor which was parked on the junior playground. Many classes took the opportunity to come and visit the tractor, as well as taking the time to chat to Mike about farming and how the tractor works.

Finally, one more well done to everyone that took part and made the time to complete such detailed and creative projects. Also, a big thank you to Mike from Essentially Hops for coming into school and judging our competition.