As part of PeachyKeen’s community engagement outreach plan, we teamed up with the Royal Highland Education Trust. PeachyKeen launched a competition for children across Scotland to design a Human Powered device that could be used within farming and agriculture. Entries included a human powered scarecrow, sheep shearer, sprinkler system and David Adam’s winning Feed Mixer design. This was then built by PeachyKeen and showcased at the 2019 Royal Highland Show.
Following the competition, PeachyKeen had 3 weeks to prepare David’s design before it’s launch. Sticking to the PeachyKeen’s ethos of Reduce-Reuse-Recycle; the Feed Mixer was constructed using recycled materials wherever possible. To add to the educational cycle, PeachyKeen also built the Buchlyvie Slurry System – a dedication to the winning school. Along with the addition of Mabel; we were able to then demonstrate the full grass life cycle within a dairy system.
The team at RHET kindly donated ‘Dame Mabel,’ their 15 year old milking cow simulator. PeachyKeen gave her a full ‘make-over’ including fiberglass repairs and complete paint job including the PK tattoo. We like to think a red rosette would have been awarded if she had been entered in the cattle show itself!
David and his class from Buchlyvie Primary were invited to attend this years show where he was able to give a speech about his winning design. Namely, the farm implement allows an efficient blending of ingredients. This gives cattle the essential nutrients required to enhance their well-being and produce the best quality dairy or beef products. We demonstrated this through PeachyKeen’s exhibit. The feed was mixed and eaten by Mabel; she could then produce a high quality yield of nutritious milk. Additionally, she also produces slurry, which farmers could then spread back on the fields to help fertilise the land.
The David Adam’s Feed Mixer and Buchlyvie Slurry System were Human Powered. Electricity was generated through PeachyKeen’s Pedal Pods, demonstrate the nutrient cycle.
Across the four days of the Royal Highland Show, PeachyKeen were proud to welcome hundreds of visitors daily to their stand including; Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon; Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment Minister, Mairi Goureon; and Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell. Following the show, we were delighted to have a quick snippet of our team featured on the BBC’s popular television program, Countryfile.
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"PeachyKeen have been fantastic partners to work with from design to build, and provided an interactive and engaging customer focused activity across the 4 days of the Royal Highland Show." Sara Smith, RHET Learning and Development Co-ordinator
“What a fantastic organisation and great STEM learning whilst having a fun experience for school pupils. Thanks PeachyKeen for your support at our STEM Olympics.” Colin Miller, Head of Service: External Engagement
“I can’t recommend PeachyKeen highly enough. They are a polished act who bring energy and oomph to any event and have the most amazing equipment . They look good, are well prepared, and everything about their service is top quality from the products and materials used and the way the work with people and the customers.” Laura Carswell - Neilston Development Trust
"We have had the privilege of working at education related events where we combine engaging activities, using a range of PeachyKeen resources."
"It’s always a pleasure to work with Andrew and the team from PeachyKeen. Interesting, engaging and fun activities delivered with enthusiasm and professionalism." Amy Russell, Events Officer
"We look forward to welcoming the PeachyKeen team to our events. People of all ages and abilities love the hand-on activities." Scottish Borders Council
"We were delighted to have PeachyKeen on board at the first ASGF Festival of Ideas Adam’s Family Fun Day in March. They were very professional and kept our visitors engaged with their amazing eco-friendly equipment. It was great to see the young ones enjoying themselves. We would definitely recommend them for your event." Karen Taylor, Partnerships & Creative Development Manager
“For our Earth Hour event, PeachyKeen were very well equipped to run a fantastic bicycle-powered light display, capturing the attention of just over one hundred participants. It was a fun and interactive exhibition, and we look forward to welcoming them back in future!” Lara Fahey, Transition University of St Andrews
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