Schools can put big show in the picture

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Primary schools are being invited to design a programme cover for the Royal Lancashire Show’s return to the Ribble Valley.

Pupils will get the chance to win £500 for their school by illustrating the story of “Daisy the cow, Barbara the sheep, Penny the pig and Tommy Tractor” having a grand day out at the big show.

Primary schools will shortlist pupils’ entries before sending their very best ones for the final round of judging. Entries must be completed and with the Royal Lancashire Agricultural Society, at Manor Court, Ribchester, no later than Friday February 27th.

The artist of the winning picture will be presented with a giant art box and a free family ticket to the show as well as £500 for the school.

The newly revived Royal Lancashire Show is on the weekend of August 7th to 9th at Salesbury.

David Marriott, secretary of the Royal Lancashire Agricultural Society ( said: “The Royal Lancs Show is a fantastic day out for all the family and we can’t wait to see the ideas for a front cover.

“It’s been great to see how much enthusiasm there is for the show and this campaign ties in perfectly with our ambitions of bringing more agriculture to the classroom”.

The show is expected to attract more than 30,000 visitors. Attractions will include heavy horses, sheep shearing, show jumping and countryside crafts, the quad bike stunt team Adrenaline Tours, vintage tractors and steam engines, classic cars and motorcycles, avenues of trade stands, the “Field of Food” showcasing local produce, and celebratory real ales and traditional ciders.