23 July 2021
23rd Jim Green Challenge
Students with additional educational needs from across the South have come together to participate in the South of England Agricultural Society’s 23rd Jim Green Challenge. But, owing to Covid, the format of the competition changed for 2021.
The event historically has been a closed-door competition for students at land-based colleges and specialist day centres whereby at the start of the autumn term a schedule is provided with details of the items they will be making in the run up to the event and the tasks they will take part in on the day. There is a different theme each year with an agricultural or horticultural link. The challenge day usually takes place in March, but the Society decided on a different format this year.
Instead, the students were challenged in the run up to the South of England Show and all entries were put on display at the three-day agricultural show, for thousands of people to see. Judging took place before the show started so that a spotlight could be shone on the winning pieces.
Participants in the Society’s event this year were Aldingbourne Trust, Crawley College, Hadlow College, Manor Green College, Plumpton College and Woodlands Meed.