In January, Primary schools are invited to register with the Potato Council for their free potato growing kits and then come along to a Planting day in March, either at the showground or Langley Academy where they will enjoy the following:
In June, the schools are invited back to the Showground and bring their grow bags to harvest after making their own individual potato salad. Prizes are
awarded to the heaviest yields.
The dates for 2020 are:
Any school who would like to take part but has difficulty making both days are invited to plant at school and then come along to the harvesting day only. The winners of the challenge in 2019 were Robert Sandilands Primary and Chippenham Primary.
If you're interested in taking part, please email Jan - firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01635 247111.
“Thank you for organising a super day on Monday. The children were delighted to see how many potatoes they had grown and were very proud to take them home.” – Home Farm School
“Just to say thank you to you and the team for another fun harvesting day. Although we didn’t get an abundance of potatoes we cooked what we had and made another potato salad yesterday to share with the year 4 children. They loved making it, everyone enjoyed eating it and all came back for seconds! Thank you again” – Pippins Primary School