The EBP provides a variety of opportunities for Primary and secondary aged pupils. The aim of our work is to broaden horizons, build confidence, inspire minds and develop the skills they will need now and for future success.

Many of our projects help to support students in raising their aspirations and levels of achievement. Much of our work has an enterprise theme to allow students to gain work-related skills and develop their understanding of the world of work.

Please contact  Clare Bryan on 01522 574174 to discuss your needs.

Lincolnshire Show Schools’ Challenge

The EBP has been coordinating the Lincolnshire Show Schools’ Challenge for the past 10 years with young people across the county getting the chance to showcase their abilities and compete to become champions in their school category.

The Schools' Challenge is available to primary, secondary and special schools and allows teams of students to work on a food, farming, or sustainable focused challenge before attending the Lincolnshire Show to present their challenge findings to a panel of experts while competing for the title of Schools’ Challenge champions.

The  2017 Lincolnshire Show is taking place on 21st and 22nd June. 

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For more information, please contact Clare Bryan on 01522 574174 or

Edina Trust Grants for the Schools' Challenge  

The Edina Trust is providing Lincolnshire schools with science grants for a further two years. These grants can be used to help your prepare your entry to the Lincolnshire Show Schools' Challenge. If you are a primary school or a special school in Lincolnshire you are eligible to receive a £500 non-competitive grant for science, if you are an infant or junior school the grant is £250 and if you are a nursery a one-off grant of £350 is available.

You can apply for the grant to cover a range of resources such as science equipment, science visits, science weeks, grounds for science, science subscriptions and gardening resources (limited to £350 of £500).

The application process is straight forward and quick. Your local Edina Consultant, Jane Banham, can provide support including examples of successful applications and help with writing yours. Please contact her at

Less than 50% of schools accessed this funding last year - make sure your school doesn’t miss out!

The Lincolnshire Show Professional Development Day - FREE to attend 

Wednesday 21st June 2017 

The EBP and the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society is inviting school representatives to attend the Lincolnshire Show Professional Development Day (PDD).

The day will consist of interactive curriculum-linked workshops for teachers to be able to find out more about farming, food production and widening understanding around careers in farming.

The event is free of charge and each delegate will receive a complimentary ticket to attend the Lincolnshire Show on Wednesday 21 st June 2017 to enjoy the sights of the Show and get a taster of the Schools' Challenge entries. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Download full programme and application form.   

University of Lincoln Subject Challenge Days

The University of Lincoln would like to invite you to its 2017 Challenge Days being held throughout July. Each Challenge will give your students a chance to take part in a range of interactive activities based on subjects they may be interested in studying. To take part, simply click the link for their online booking form. Choose the event that you want to attend and then complete the short questionnaire.

Please be aware of the number of students that can take part in each team as this will vary depending which challenge you select. You are more than welcome to submit a team to as many different Challenge Days as you wish. Most challenges will run from 10am until 3pm unless otherwise stated. All Challenges are free to attend and will be held at the University of Lincoln. For more information please contact the university's Education Liaison team by calling 01522 837449 or via email at

K’NEX Challenge

The K'NEX annual challenge is run in primary schools throughout Lincolnshire and Rutland with the help of our STEM Ambassadors. The overall aim of the challenge is to introduce students to the exciting world of engineering and technology through practical challenges that teach skills essential for progression within STEM subjects.

For more information, please contact Clare Bryan on 01522 574174 or email

Partners in Reading 

A good level of literacy is key for the future academic and professional success of a young person. The Partners in Reading Scheme aims to support pupils’ literacy skills whilst at the same time bringing them into contact with volunteers from the world of work. 

Volunteers provide free reading support to a pupil or small group of pupils from reception to year 6 (aged 4 to 11 years old) and will be involved in reading activities for one hour per week for 12 weeks at a local primary school.

For more information, please contact Clare Bryan on 01522 574174 or email

Partners in Reading is financially supported by Lincolnshire Co-operative Ltd. 

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