Our programme includes the following events:
Breakfast Workshop: Discussing the most important meal of the day, with demonstrations of making porridge and smoothies, breakfast themed activities followed by planting cereal seeds.
Cookery School: Practical cookery sessions, using locally sourced, in season produce. Students will be given the chance to experience field to fork with a farm visit to where the produce has come from.
Agricultural challenge for special education: Schools register and are then given a number of themes to choose. Students then work on their items over the school terms and then all get to show off their amazing work to a selection of judges.
Design, make and market challenge: Students design agricultural and horticultural themed products which are then pitched to an invited audience and panel of judges who decide the winners.
Grow your own potatoes: Planting, growing and harvesting your very own crop of potatoes. Whoever gets the heaviest crop at the end wins!
Autumn Harvest: Schools come along with their home grown pumpkins, learn about growing vegetables from local farmers, play apple bobbing, as well as eating pumpkin soup and apple crumble.
Farm Visit: Children from across Berkshire visit local farms where they learn all about crops, keeping animals, farming machinery and woodland management.
Scarecrow Competition: Open to all schools, with entries usually judged at the annual ploughing match.
Sausage Week: Celebrating the great British banger, school children get the chance to make, cook and taste their own sausages.