A DOLGELLAU primary school has scooped a top national prize run by the NFU.

Dosbarth y Gleision – Ysgol Bro Idris has been announced as one of nine primary schools to have won a range of incredible Farmvention prizes including a fully-funded farm visit and a chef to visit the school and help the children develop their ideas.

The pupils will now be making plans to showcase their designs at an exhibition at the House of Commons during British Science Week, where the overall champion will be decided.

The Farmvention competition, launched in September, asked children to submit entries that solved one of three farming-related issues using Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths:

• Design a tractor of the future

• Design an environment for a flock of 100 laying hens

• Design a new snack product from four British ingredients

Pupils from Dosbarth y Gleision – Ysgol Bro Idris came out on top of the ‘A Great British Snack KS1’ category for their work in designing and making a healthy smoothie drink made out of bananas, raspberries and milk.

As part of their research, the pupils explored the nutritional benefits of milk and how using milk in their smoothie could help contribute to strong bones and teeth.

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