National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

04 August 2014

The national finals of the Cube Exhibit competition paid respect to the 100 year anniversary of WWI when nine clubs created designs using the theme of Serving our Country.

The Cubes were on display at the Tenbury Show, only two days before the actual anniversary, and it was three members from Caldbeck YFC in Cumbria that impressed the judges the most with their interpretation.

Laura Potts, Kelly Armstrong and Katie Ridley created an impressive cube with crafts that reflected five different areas of Serving Your Country. The judges scored them a total of 495 out of 500 for their individual crafts and relevance to the theme.

“We brainstormed the theme Serving your Country and decided we wanted to be different so focused on different areas of what the theme meant,” said Laura who went to the Tenbury Show with Kelly to set up the Cube.

The five areas included: 

  • A decoupage badge to reflect the  Bevin Boys
  • A flower arrangement to reflect The Home Guard
  • A cake to reflect the Armed Forces
  • A poster that was linked to the Armed Forces
  • Knitted vegetables that related to the Land Army Girls.

The knitted vegetables were created by Katie and took hours to make. While the team knew they were up against stiff competition – they were hopeful of scoring good marks and were elated to finally find out they had won!

The entire 2013/14 competitions programme has been based on the theme Serving your County to ensure YFCs remember WWI and the sacrifices made by so many during the war.

Laura said: “It was a good project to get us thinking about the First World War and very timely to have the competition final the weekend before the 100 year Anniversary. We looked back through old photos and materials to come up with ideas for the Cube, which made you think about the war and what had happened.”

The Club is now hoping to display the winning Cube at a local show at the end of August.

Find out all the marks from the Cube Exhibit competition final.


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