Over the past several weeks, year four have been working towards the Kingfisher Award. This is an annual award hosted in Devon which seeks to educate children in the importance of nature and why it is vital that we take care of the countryside and what it has to offer. The award begins with a visit to Quickes Farm in Newton Saint Cyres and this year the theme was ‘Orchards’ and all of the interlinking food webs and natural processes that happen within the orchard habitat. The children then created a display at school, presenting what they learnt and advertising the importance of orchards. Our children produced some incredible work of a very high standard, including well balanced debates, interactive quiz boxes, some delicious hand-made Elderflower cordial, a completely hand stitched tapestry of a farm and a giant bumble bee! On the 4th of July we took our display to the presentation evening where our work was judged whilst we enjoyed a picnic, storytelling and a live jazz band. The competition was very tight, with outstanding displays from all schools who took part. We were thrilled however, to be placed second out of six with only a few marks between us and the winners.