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Brinsbury success in annual challenge competition

31 March 2022

After months of hard work, Vocation+ students at Brinsbury stepped up and put their creativity to the test at the annual Jim Green Challenge. 

Organised by the South of England Agricultural Society, the competition tests students’ creative skills through a wide variety of categories – and this year there was a trees and woodland theme, as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative. 

Entries made by students at Brinsbury included the creation of a scarecrow, creating a tree sculpture, prepping spring bulbs, making wooden board game and baking a lemon drizzle cake. 

Sally Challis-Manning MBE, Principal at Brinsbury College said: “We’re so proud of our students, who have worked hard on their entries to the Jim Green Challenge. 

“They really did exceptionally well and we’re delighted with their achievements, demonstrating great creativity. And their beautiful Maleficent scarecrow will now be on display in our Brinsbury reception area for everyone to enjoy.” 

The students – among more than 70 from across Sussex, Surrey and Kent – thoroughly enjoyed their day at the South of England Showground and returned top spot in the Identification Class and Planting a window box. 

The Jim Green Challenge has been held annually since 1999 in recognition of Jim Green’s lifelong interest in the education and training of young people. He was the founder of the South of England’s Agricultural Society’s educational outreach programmes 

It is designed for students with mild or moderate learning difficulties attending land-based and further education colleges.