Year 6 pupils at Holbeach Primary School smashed it when they took part in the Lincolnshire Schools Challenge.
They won second prize after winning the ‘over 150 pupils’ category and impressed judges by using a scientific process to determine the results of a high nitrogen fertilizer on potato yields and develop a gluten free chocolate muffin for coeliacs.
The pupils represented the school over two days after spending months planting, caring for, studying, dissecting, examining and cooking potatoes.
Judges were also impressed with their links with organisations such as The National Centre For Food Manufacture, Tesco head office and Coveris Labels (Wisbech).
Organised by the Education Business Partnership, the competition offered endless opportunities for fun, including visiting a farm and the Food Centre and visits from Branston Potatoes.
Carol Kenyon, teaching assistant, said: “This experience has left a lasting impression on the children as they came to understand the effort that goes into growing and producing our food.
“It was wonderful to see expressions of awe and wonder on their faces.”