A COMPETITION to win a free school trip to Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre attracted entrants from as far away as Brazil and Germany.
But the winners were a little more close to home with Barrow Primary School coming out on top.
They were victorious after having the most number of pupils visit the centre during the summer holidays to complete a mile-long quiz around the 50-acre site.
Headteacher Andy Ramsden said: “We are absolutely delighted to have won the competition and can’t thank the children enough for supporting us.
“We’re all really looking forward to going to the centre and the children are very excited.”
Centre owners Janet and Alistair King launched the Major’s Mile quiz – named after one of the centre’s most popular horses – in July.
The quiz, which led children on a trail around the site to learn all about the animals that live there, proved to be very popular with more than 170 taking part.
Children filling in the quiz sheet were asked to name the school they attended and the one with the most number of pupils won the free trip back to the centre.
Janet said: “We have been thrilled with how well visitors responded to the competition, and we certainly never expected to get entries from as far as South America.
“We can’t wait to welcome Barrow Primary to the centre to have fun and learn about not only shire horses but also the other native breeds of animals we have here.”