Farmhouse Breakfast Week Emphasises Healthy Start for Students!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and students from across the county will be getting hands-on at the Lincolnshire Showground as they take part in a programme of activities focusing on making and creating different dishes to tuck into at breakfast time. 

Monday 23rd-Friday 27th January will see the Lincolnshire Showground a hive of activity as we invite a class of primary KS2 students onto the showground each morning of breakfast week, to enjoy workshops designed to celebrate Lincolnshire’s finest produce. Using local, healthy ingredients to make wholesome breakfasts, children will learn the importance of starting the day fuelled with energy.

Rosie Crust, Education Development Manager at the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society at the Lincolnshire Showground said: “We are always so delighted to host Farmhouse Breakfast Week and to be able to welcome schools onto the Showground to take part in such important hands-on learning. Breakfast is so important to help fuel young minds and to provide energy for the start of the day. Helping children understand the link between agriculture and healthy food choices is a vital part of our ethos at the Society and we are so happy that interest in the event by schools is so high. Engaging students in their learning and providing the tools to help them recreate the activities at home is a priority for the next generation to thrive.”

Activities include porridge making – looking at the various healthy toppings you can include looking at seasonality, sausage and cheese muffins with the Ladies in Pigs team, egg sorting and weighing, omelette making and learning all about the farming story – looking at the type of grains used in bread-making and more.

Last year, with the limitations of Covid, we were still able to bring breakfast to schools by providing hampers to the class and providing virtual learning resources and guidance over TEAMS.

Fun facts and figures!

  • Pre-Covid, 147 children were involved in the 2019 Farmhouse Breakfast Week
  • 882 eggs were provided for children across the week
  • Over 60 omelettes are flipped during Farmhouse Breakfast Week
  • 1 metre squared of wheat grown, produces 25 pancakes
  • 988 children have been involved in the on-site Farmhouse Breakfast Week, since it began in 2015.

You can follow the Farmhouse Breakfast Week journey on Twitter @lincsshowground, Instagram @showglincs and Facebook www.facebook.com/LincolnshireShowground. You can also get involved through the hashtag #BreakfastWeek23

For more information contact Suzy Stone: sstone@lincolnshireshowground.co.uk Tel: 01522 585502.