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.
Junior Countryside Day
The NADAS junior countryside day is an event which takes place annually at Barn Elms Farm & Fishery Bradfield. The day gives children aged 8 to 16, the opportunity to experience outdoor pursuits such as rifle shooting, archery, fly fishing, clay pigeon shooting and gun dog training. They also get the chance to learn some pastimes such as sausage and bread making.