Our Education Section

Education of the origins of food, how it is produced and how everyone can benefit from healthily grown produce is at the core of the Newbury and District Agricultural Society’s aim to educate.The Education Officer of the Society, Jan Murray, is responsible for a calendar of events either visiting schools, inviting schools to events on the showground or running demonstrations and competitions at local venues.

There is no cost to schools for any part of the Education programme and for more details of any of the projects and to make a booking, contact Jan on education@newburyshowground.co.uk.

The Society has been awarded a Business Ambassador Award, given by the Education Business Partnership at West Berkshire Council. This recognises businesses, individuals and organisations who give their time and expertise to support students to develop aspirations and employability. Education at the society was shortlisted in the national Bayer/FACE awards category for 'Inspiring Educator' 2015.

"Shake Up Your Wake...



Each year the Society offers breakfast workshops to support and coincide with the HCGA Breakfast...

Agricultural Challenge for Special...



Around the end of April or early May the Final of the Agricultural Challenge for...

Autumn Harvest Celebration



Each October two days are held celebrating the best of home grown autumn produce, at...

Cookery School



Cookery School is an exciting opportunity for secondary schools. Four practical sessions using locally sourced...

Farming, Environment and Sustainability...



This Challenge is aimed at mainstream secondary aged pupils and the final is held each...

Outdoor Themed Days at...



A day tailored to a theme of your choice on the showground can be arranged...

Ploughing Match Competitions



Each October the Society hold a Ploughing Match and schools and youth groups are invited...

Potato Challenge for Schools



Each January Primary schools are invited to register with the Potato Council for their free...

The Education Marquee at...



Each year Pre-schools, Primary, Secondary, Mainstream and Special Schools across Berkshire are invited to exhibit...

Meet the animals



The Society has three wooden animals that can be booked for school visits. Buttercup,...

Schools across Berkshire and neighbouring counties are invited to enter a team* in an exciting new challenge launching in 2018.

DESIGN -a product with an agricultural or horticultural theme - be as inventive and imaginative as you wish - there are no boundaries.
MAKE- a prototype of your design
MARKET- at the Judging Day, (venue and date to be confirmed but probably late May 2018), market your product to a panel of judges and invited guests.

 

Prizes:
1st place: £200
2nd place: £100
Third place: £75

£100 will also be presented to each school attending the Judging Day to assist with start up costs.
The winning school will also be offered the option of a free stand in the Education marquee at The Royal County of Berkshire Show, which is on the 15th and 16th September 2018, to sell their product to the public (not compulsary).

*Teams can be of any size but to attend the Judging Day we ask for a maximum of 6 representatives.

If this sounds of interest contact Jan Murray, Education Officer as soon as possible to register:
e-mail: education@newburyshowground.co.uk or call 01635 247111