Fun on the potato bus – and fencing

Wygate Park Academy pupils on the Billy Branston's Potato Bus.
Wygate Park Academy pupils on the Billy Branston's Potato Bus.

Pupils at Wygate Park Academy in Spalding have had an exciting week, starting with a visit from the Billy Branston’s Potato Bus.

The children were given experienced lots of wonderful activities, ranging from growing their own potatoes to studying how they grow.

Pupils have a go at fencing with MCC Sports Coaching.

Pupils have a go at fencing with MCC Sports Coaching.

They experienced sorting and selecting potatoes by measuring them with the potato sizers, weighing potatoes, exploring and smelling different seasonings, putting together ideas for healthy meals with potatoes and, finally, got to taste some wedges.

It was a very exciting opportunity for the children, and the school is grateful to the Billy Branston Potato Bus team for paying them a visit.

Also that week, pupils were visited by MCC Sports Coaching, who demonstrated the skills of fencing. Coaches discussed the importance of warming up and risk assessment before pupils were given the opportunity to have a go themselves.

Pupils were taught the basic skills in fencing and thoroughly enjoyed it. The school would like to thank the MCC Sports coaches for giving them the opportunity.