Dexter Wall has won the junior prize in a South Devon AONB competition at Kingsbridge Show. The competition was about identifying where different products come from and what ingredients are used in a variety of food stuffs. There were 25 different items to link and Dexter scored best out of all the junior entries. The items on display amongst others included a maize stalk, sausages, cheese and milk.
Dexter who is a year three pupil at Stoke Fleming Primary School was presented with a 1000 piece ‘Tractor’ puzzle together with some Countryside and Seashore identification books. Communities Officer Nicky Bailey commented “ the competition proved very popular with young and old and people had great fun linking the products on the table with the categories on the answer sheet. It was a great way of emphasising where our food comes from and the sheer variety of food produced here in South Devon.”
The theme at Kingsbridge Show this year concerned the AONBs Heritage Lottery Funded farming history project ‘The changing face of farming in South Devon.’ The unit has been working with farming families across South Devon to examine the key changes over the past generation.