The judges from the Alresford Agricultural Show Society’s Countryside Education Competition 2016, visited us on Wednesday 6th July. We had set up a wonderful display in 7WT to show off all of the fantastic work we had done as part of the project. The judges were really impressed with all that they could see. This is what they had to say,
‘The children had clearly benefited hugely from their time, both at Holden Farm & at Wintershill Farm. There was a high level of pupil ownership and engagement, covering a wide range of curriculum topics including history, geography, science, maths, art & literature. The art work was fantastic with the children taking inspiration from the work of Hundertwasser in both painting & collage. There was evidence of growing, of sewing, 3D modelling and a high level of pupil-led engagement. The bug hunting at Holden Farm had inspired the children to conduct their own bug hunt at school but, finding there to be a dispiriting amount of litter around the grounds, prompted the children themselves to canvass the head teacher for more litter bins. Their request was granted, and their immediate environment improved. The judges felt that there was an impressive depth and quality to the work and the children were immensely proud of all that they had achieved’
After a little wait whilst the judges discussed the results and projects from a variety of schools across the local district, they decided that Osborne School was the winner of the Junior Category for ‘the breath – taking creativity and the high level of pupil ownership and involvement’.
We are all incredibly proud of the work inspired throughout this project and would very much like to invite you to see a display of our work, in the Education Marquee at the Alresford Agricultural Show on Saturday the 3rd September 2016. For more information please visit http://alresfordshow.co.uk/