Heald Place, Rusholme, Manchester, Lancashire, M14 7GG

0161 224 70 79


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.