Over the past few years, schools have exhibited students' work in the Education Marquee at The Royal County of Berkshire Show and 2012 saw a record number of schools displaying their students' work of a very high standard, making for a vibrant and colourful exhibition. More schools than ever entered the School Exhibitors Challenge around the theme of "Outside the Classroom" and the judges, Sally Stockings President-elect of NDAS, Ali Brown, Vice Chair of NDAS and Pam Hillier-Brook, Chair of NDAS Education Committee found it challenging making a decision. First prize was awarded to The John Rankin Schools, second prize went to The Willows Primary, third prize was awarded to Spurcroft Primary and fourth to Great Shefford Under 5’s Nursery. Invitations to exhibit or compete in next year's Show, on September 21st and 22nd 2013 are sent out to schools at the beginning of the summer term.
The Education Marquee at the Royal County of Berkshire Show 2012
Miniature Garden Competition
The exhibits for the School competition for a miniature garden in a seed tray at the County Show were delightful. The theme for 2011 was "Countries" to link in with Britain's landmark Olympic year. Details of school competitions for 2013 can be obtained by contacting the Education Officer at the Society office.