The Grain Chain

Only nine days left to enter our competition and win £1500!

Don’t miss the chance to win £1500 for your school

You have just nine days to enter our Inspire! Competition for a chance to win £1500 for your school! Entries need to be received no later than 20 April. The winner and five finalists will be invited to an awards ceremony and BBQ lunch at Kensington Roof Gardens in London on 25 June where celebrity baker Paul Hollywood will be giving a baking demonstration so you could learn from one of the best! Take a look on to find out more and download an entry form.

Are you going to the School Farm and Country Fair?

It’s the 10th anniversary of the School Farm and Country Fair, which is taking place on 21 April at Trinity Park, Ipswich. Since it began in 2001, more than 40,000 7–9 year olds have enjoyed getting their hands dirty and learning about where their food comes from. The Grain Chain will be there on the day doing a baking demonstration where children can get involved and make bread rolls with us. Children will also be able to make grain art. To find out more visit We hope to see you there!

St George’s Day is on Friday 23 April

St George is the Patron Saint of England. He is believed to have been born in A.D. 270 in Cappadocia, which is now known as Eastern Turkey. At the age of 17 he joined the Roman army, where he was known for his bravery. Although he served under a pagan emperor, he never forgot his Christian faith and when the emperor began persecuting Christians, he pleaded with him to stop. The emperor ignored his pleas and it is thought that St George was tortured before being beheaded in Palestine on 23 April A.D. 303.

Did you know…?

  • That St George is also the patron saint of several different countries including Ethiopia, Albania, Greece, Portugal and Russia as well as cities including Beirut, Genoa and Moscow. St Georges Day was a major feast and national holiday in England from the 15th century which was oRoast beef and yorkshire pudn a par with Christmas. However this tradition stopped in the 18th century.

Super suggestion…

Why not celebrate by creating your own feast? You could cook traditional English food such as roast beef and Yorkshire puddings or steak and kidney pie.

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