"Shake Up Your Wake Up" Breakfast Workshops

Each year the Society offers breakfast workshops to support and coincide with the AHDB Breakfast Project "Shake Up Your Wake Up", which promotes breakfast as the most important meal of the day.

The workshops are suitable for Primary school age range and consist of a morning for up to around 30 pupils beginning with a demonstration of porridge and breakfast smoothies with tastings, followed by some breakfast themed games.

A talk using Buttercup comes next and finally the pupils plant breakfast cereal crops; oats, wheat and barley.

In 2020, workshops will be running over three weeks commencing January 14th. They are always very popular so contact Jan if you would like to reserve one - email education@newburyshowground.co.uk or call 01635 247111.


In 2019, the Breakfast Workshops proved popular as ever, with the children enjoying smoothies and warm porridge, as well as fun breakfast-related games to kick-start their day. And Jan's preparation for her 3-week tour of Berkshire was very well organised as usual. Here's some fun facts about Jan's tour:

  • Jan visited 14 schools in Newbury, Bracknell, Slough, Wokingham, Maidenhead, Windsor, Eton and Lambourn.
  • 705 miles were covered
  • 380 children attended the workshops
  • 5 volunteers helped Jan
  • 14 litres of orange and apple juice was used to make the smoothies
  • 14 litres of milk was used to make the porridge
  • 28 bananas, apples and oranges were cut, sliced and added to the smoothies
  • 14 bags of frozen cherries was also used
  • 14 bags of frozen peaches and nectarines was added to the smoothie mix
  • 420 grams of oats was used for the porridge

“Thank you so much for the wonderful breakfast workshop on Monday. We ALL really enjoyed it!

Lots of the parents have commented on how much their children have talked about it all. And quite a few are now having porridge for breakfast!!” – Home Farm School

“Thank you very much for yesterday. I have spoken to the teacher and the children who said they enjoyed it very much and felt they had learnt something new. The children really liked Buttercup the cow” – King’s Court First School