SCHOOLS across Knutsford and the surrounding villages showed their support for the Royal Cheshire Show as both visitors and exhibitors across the two day festival.

Egerton Primary School, Hermitage Primary School and Knutsford Academy were lucky enough to have the chance to showcase their talents in the event, from pupils demonstrating musical talent to business ideas.

Knutsford Academy students returned to the show this year with their ‘design a water bottle’ stall, which was situated in the Shoppers Mews marquee.

Sally Hopkins, a 17-year-old student at the Academy studying business, economics and ICT, said: “The kids have been colouring in the water bottles which is helping to raise awareness about keeping hydrated.

“I do a lot of volunteering for the school which is why I have come along today. I genuinely love the Academy so I want to try to promote it as best I can.”

Sally and fellow sixth-former, Abbie Chapman, 17, who studies the same subjects, joined a group of 16 students who came up with ideas for an interactive and educational stand to get people engaged with the school and spread a positive message.

James Routs, head of marketing at Knutsford Academy, said: “Every year we do a competition in conjunction with the airport, which is open to Year 8s to come up with an idea for something fun and interactive.

“The year splits into groups of four and the winning groups are invited to come and spend the day at the show and man their stand.”

Egerton Primary School also represented Knutsford, giving a choral performance in the bandstand on the Tuesday of the show.

Bexton Primary School chickens have also experienced another year of success, picking up gongs at the show. The school

Winnie, who is one of two chickens kept by the school, bagged second place in the Pet Chicken Category at last year’s show.

The chickens have been a hit at the school since it received funding for a Chicken Coop from the Ernest Cook Trust.

Pick up a copy of next week’s Guardian to read more about Bexton’s success.