The Education Marquee at the Royal County of Berkshire Show

Every year, pre-schools, primary, secondary, mainstream and special schools across Berkshire are invited to exhibit in the Education tent at the Royal County of Berkshire Show.

Schools can book one or two trestle tables and choose to exhibit high quality work or display to the competition theme of “Work Outside the Classroom” or “Environmental Artwork” (secondary schools only).

Displays have to be assembled the day before the Show and the Society Vice Chair and the President Elect judge the competition entries under the guidance of the Chair of the Education committee. Prizes are awarded to the winning schools.

There is no cost to display in the tent.

Places need to be booked in advance with Jan, the Education Officer. Download and complete the booking form below and email it to

Schools are also invited to bring along a group of students to perform over the weekend of the Show or at the President’s Tea Party, which is held at 4.00pm the day before the Show.  

In 2019 the winner of the “Work Outside the Classroom” competition was Robert Sandilands School and “Environmental Artwork” was Kennet School.


“The education tent was indeed a fantastic display of so many schools and education providers. Well done for getting so many organised – not an easy task!” – Kennet School

“Thank you very much for a lovely afternoon. As always it was great to see everyone’s' displays and we came away with lots of new ideas as well as loads of photos. The musicians were lovely to listen to and we really enjoyed the coffee and cakes.” – Addington School

"We would like to thank you for the fantastic opportunity of demonstrating with the winning Masterchef teams in the Cookery Theatre at the Berkshire Show. Our students thoroughly enjoyed their time on stage and for many this was their first experience of anything like it, and the first opportunity to represent Trinity and showcase their achievements." Trinity School