Heald Place Primary School

Billy Branston’s Amazing Potato Factory.


We have been very lucky to have had the Potato Bus at our school for 2 weeks. Some pupils from all year groups have had the opportunity to climb aboard the bus and have a go at some of the scientific activities, such as:
What’s involved?
Each session comprises four potato-based learning activities preceded by an educational video. The children are divided into three groups so that they all get the chance to try out each activity.
Planting De-stone a planting area, form it into ridges and plant potatoes.
Growing & soil Learn about minibeasts (KS1) and pH levels in soil (KS2).
Sorting & weighing Grade potatoes into different sizes and weigh them into bags.