Search

Northgate School ‘roast the competition’ as they win potato contest

PUBLISHED: 15:15 11 October 2017 | UPDATED: 15:48 11 October 2017

Year 11 pupils, Hanna Adams and Cameron Williams, with the regional schools commissioner. Photo: Hannah Alderman

Year 11 pupils, Hanna Adams and Cameron Williams, with the regional schools commissioner. Photo: Hannah Alderman

Archant

Northgate High School has won the Solana Schools potato competition for producing the best quantity and quality of potatoes.

Solana Seeds held a judging ceremony at the Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) charity offices to pick the best potatoes, on Wednesday, September 19.

A spokesperson for Northgate said: “We are delighted to announce that Northgate won the overall result of the competition. A sample of our potatoes have been kept as they are keen to investigate the success of growth – a few farmers commented on not seeing such quality in years! Well done to Mr MacDonald and the students involved.”

Duncan Slater, Unity Education Trust ambassador, spent time meeting and talking to the students, before a lunch was provided along with goodie bags from Solana.

The competition was launched six months ago, to get students to understand more about the growth, yield and quality of potatoes.

Other news

15:29

A Norfolk market town has celebrated the opening of a new cemetery after almost ten years of planning.

Warm winds from the Mediterranean have brought a blisteringly hot April day, with temperatures in the region about double what they normally are this time of year.

13:26

It’s full steam ahead for the regeneration of a former RAF station near Fakenham with another 94 homes to be built on the site.

13:20

In her latest column Dereham resident VICKI COCKERILL discusses the difficulties of being a parent to a son who has a life-threatening illness...

Most Read

15:29

A Norfolk market town has celebrated the opening of a new cemetery after almost ten years of planning.

Read more
Norwich

Warm winds from the Mediterranean have brought a blisteringly hot April day, with temperatures in the region about double what they normally are this time of year.

Read more
13:26

It’s full steam ahead for the regeneration of a former RAF station near Fakenham with another 94 homes to be built on the site.

Read more
North Norfolk District Council
13:20

In her latest column Dereham resident VICKI COCKERILL discusses the difficulties of being a parent to a son who has a life-threatening illness...

Read more
London
12:38

A school in Mattishall has replanted more than 200 trees after their first attempt was met with vandalism.

Read more

Most Commented

15:29

A Norfolk market town has celebrated the opening of a new cemetery after almost ten years of planning.

Read more
Norwich

Warm winds from the Mediterranean have brought a blisteringly hot April day, with temperatures in the region about double what they normally are this time of year.

Read more
13:26

It’s full steam ahead for the regeneration of a former RAF station near Fakenham with another 94 homes to be built on the site.

Read more
North Norfolk District Council
13:20

In her latest column Dereham resident VICKI COCKERILL discusses the difficulties of being a parent to a son who has a life-threatening illness...

Read more
London
12:38

A school in Mattishall has replanted more than 200 trees after their first attempt was met with vandalism.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 24°C

min temp: 11°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Dereham Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter