The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) and popular children’s series Tractor Ted have joined forces to launch a brand new competition with a prize worth over £1000.
The competition is part of the NFU’s Let’s Talk Farming campaign which encourages 4-7 year olds to think about where their food comes from.
Children are asked to match up animals to their house (for instance, chicken to the coup), mothers and babies (for instance, the sheep and her lamb) and the farm to food (for instance, the tree and the apple or the potato and the crisp).
The winner will receive Tractor Ted’s Little Farm Live for one day in their garden, local park or school playground.
The Little Farm Live will havea barn tent with pens of small farm animals such as sheep and hens with two Tractor Ted Farmers to introduce the animals to the children, explain which breed they are, how to care for them and help the children to gain confidence and knowledge. They will also have Tractor Ted’s unique giant bouncy tractor and slide.
NFU Vice President Guy Smith said “It’s vital that the next generation understand about British farming and where their food comes from. We’re delighted to work with the Tractor Ted team to deliver this competition. It’s a fantastic opportunity to reach out to thousands of youngsters in a fun and engaging way.”
To enter the competition, which is open until 31 August 2014, visit www.letstalkfarming.co.uk and download an entry form.
Competition leaflets will also be available from the NFU’s Let’s Talk Farming Roadshow and at Tractor Ted Live Event locations as listed at www.tractorted.co.uk.