Registration has now closed for 2024

Grow Your Own Potatoes Project Expands to Northern Ireland

New sponsorship means we can now supply schools in Northern Ireland.

we are excited to launch a pilot project for schools in Northern Ireland in 2024.

Due to Brexit rules prohibiting seed potatoes being sent to Northern Ireland from Scotland, primary school pupils there have been unfortunately excluded from this project.  However we now have exciting news!  We have located a Seed Potato supplier in Northern Ireland who is extremely keen to get this going and will send the packs to schools there.

In partnership with McCreight Potatoes Ltd from Co Down and with generous sponsorship through Natural World Products we have a limited number of free potato growing kits available for primary schools across Northern Ireland but timings are tight so you need to act NOW. Read more about this partnership.

Your pack will contain all the information that our usual kits have, with the exception that the potato varieties will be different.  We ask that you provide feedback which will hopefully shape the success and future rollout in 2025.

What is included in the pack?

Each pack will have 7 seed potatoes.  You will plant 6 and use the remaining one for our great experiment. 

You will need a container, soil and optional gardening gloves for the children.

Full instructions are included and you will be able to refer to our huge resource bank here. You will also receive timely email updates throughout the project.

Please visit our sponsor page to learn more about the companies who have made GYOP 24 possible.  

2024 is the 80th anniversary of D-Day and we have gone retro to commemorate this occasion.  Potato Pete is here to help your class lean about WWII and potatoes.

Not sure about this project?

The project comes with lots of resources and information.  If you are not sure about it, we go over the huge benefits to the pupils on this page.

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Do you have any questions?

If you are worried about being able to deliver this project for your pupils, please be assured that we are here at all stages to help you Grow Your Own Potatoes for your class. 

Let us know if you have any questions before registering.  

Criteria for registering with Grow Your Own Potatoes for Northern Ireland

YES

A Primary School Teacher in Northern Ireland with:

NO

  • Grow Your Own Potatoes | Potato House Please see our other registration page if you are from England, Scotland or Wales.
  • Grow Your Own Potatoes | Potato House Emails will be checked against a database and your entry will not be allowed if it does not match. If this is in error, please contact us using the form under the registration form.
  • Grow Your Own Potatoes | Potato House Only one kit will be issued per class. A school may apply for more kits but each teacher is required to apply. Kits will be sent out together.
  • Grow Your Own Potatoes | Potato House Kits are limited for this pilot scheme. If it is a success there will be more for 2025.
Registration for 2024 has now closed for GYOP

Pilot Scheme for Northern Ireland

We hope that this pilot scheme will be extended across northern Ireland for 2025.  Feedback will be appreciated, whether you received a kit or not as we will be evaluating this with our sponsors over the summer.

Sorry, registrations have closed for Northern Ireland Grow Your Own Potatoes for 2024.

We cannot consider any late entries, even if it is "just by a day or two" as the packs are being processed and labels generated.  Adding any extra at this point creates an incredible amount of work, whether that is for one, 20 or 100 extra packs.  Please don't email or call to ask!

We have grow bags for sale  but unfortunately due to Brexit, we cannot send you any extra kits if you have missed out as these come from Scotland.  But please consider buying your own seed potatoes and signing up for our newsletter and dipping into our resources.

We hope that this pilot scheme will be successful and that we will be able to roll it out across Northern Ireland for 2025.

Thank you for your interest in GYOP.
Keep in touch over social media @GYOPotatoes

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GYOP is generously sponsored by the following companies

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Are you having technical problems with the registration form?

We apologise if you are having problems with the form.  We are checking entries against standard educational email formats but we know that a few schools do not follow the standard formats, or indeed, that our list is not complete.

If your email is not accepted or if you are having any other issues with the form, please supply the details on this additional form.  If you are eligible for a free kit we will get you registered quickly.

Please only use this link if you are eligible for a free kit and  are having problems registering.  If you have a general question, please use the contact button at the foot of the page.

Competition - Grow your Own Potato ChampionChips

Please note that if you would like to enter our fun free competition you need to do a separate entry for that.  Entries open after harvest.

You could run small competitions throughout the project such as the best idea for a container.  We would love to see your ideas on our social media.