Schools across Berkshire and neighbouring counties are invited to enter a team* in an exciting challenge for secondary schools, with a grand final to be held in May of each year at the Berkshire College of Agriculture.
– 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, market your product to a panel of judges and invited guests.
– 1st place: £200
– 2nd place: £100
– 3rd 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 to sell their product to the public (not compulsory).
*Teams can be of any size but to attend the Judging Day we ask for a maximum of 6 representatives.
In 2019, the winning team was from Kennet School, who designed an agricultural-themed board game based loosely on the Monopoly format. It was incredibly detailed and they had put a lot of thought into what they included as a means to educate young children.
Dedworth Middle School entered four teams and two tied for second place. One team designed rotating planters for crops complete with an app to control when the plants would need to be watered. They created a great short animation about it and how it was environmentally beneficial.
The other team from Dedworth designed an all encompassing chick coop, which again was environmentally sensitive, including solar panels.
The Clere School took third place with their wooden planters made from reclaimed wood for people to grow their own food who did not have access to a garden.
If this sounds of interest, contact Jan Murray, Education Officer as soon as possible to register:
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01635 247111.