Education at Royal Three Counties Show
Three Counties has a long-standing agenda to promote the land-based industries, including agriculture, horticulture, forestry and rural enterprise, through a programme of educational activities. These take place at all of our shows, here is a highlight of some of the educational experiences that you can enjoy at the Royal Three Counties Show.
Schools Go Free Day
We are delighted to announce that we will be welcoming over 3,500 school children to the 'Schools Go Free' initiative on Friday of the show. There is a range of interactive activities hosted around the show which tie in with key curriculum areas. If you have missed out on the opportunity for 2019 but would like to register your interest for 2020 please contact Tessa Warby.
Worksheets will be available for all visitors to download closer to the show. These will be available for a number of areas around the show.
Adventure Avenue is the area to aim for if you want to try something a little bit different. Look beyond the rainbow with Malvern Radar, walk the grain chain with LEAF Education or learn how to build a den with Really Rural.
If physical activity is more to your liking then visit the Army to try out some of their training routines or reach new heights on the R U Climbing wall.
Here is your opportunity to learn ancient traditional craft skills whilst making a magic wand using a shave horse and a spoke shave.
Western Power Distribution
Meet Pylonman and have a go at interactive fun displays on offer. See the safety posters designed by school children during the Friday of the show and see who won prizes.
Severn Trent Water
Take a virtual reality journey of water, play water related and have a go in the call centre where you can take calls and send out a technician to fix the problem.
The interactive sewer game teaches children what should and shouldn’t be thrown down the toilet and what should be put into the bin. Children can also locate a water leak and then fix the water leak.
The enterprise initiative sees four schools host a stand to sell their wares at the show. The TOA group from Hereford Cathedral School are showcasing their ‘lovingly lazered lumber’ products of all different shapes and sizes.
Tenbury High Ormiston showcase the work they do with the school’s beehives; products will include honey, homemade flapjacks and wooden hexagonal observation hives.
7Teens from St Mary’s High in Hereford are selling a variety of personalised products, all using locally sourced wood. Bridge Training and Development, who are local to Malvern, are selling everything from vintage floral prints, to mechanical toylanders.
Ask the Farmer
Ever wondered what a farmer does each day? Or have questions about what’s happening in the rings in the Farming Village? This is the perfect place to ask your questions and discover all you’ll ever need to know about farmers and their animals. Join Adam Henson and the Cotswold Farm Park along with the Rare Breeds Survival Trust and their President, Jimmy Doherty in the Livestock ring as they share their knowledge.
Meet the Groom
Head on over to the new Ask the Groom area, run by Malvern Pony Club, where you can learn how to take care of a horse and how to groom them.
Royal Agricultural University
The Royal Agricultural University is our official Education Partner and will be hosting a number of exciting activities for visitors to learn about where their food comes from. Walk the food production line and test your taste buds! As a committed supporter of rural enterprise, the university will also showcase the business acumen of its students. The stand is a one-stop-shop, with products on sale from a range of student and alumni businesses supported by the RAU’s award-winning Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Programme.
Scouts and Guides Badge
We are pleased to announce the return of the Royal Three Counties Show badge for 2019. Both the Scouting and Guiding communities are invited to participate in the badge initiative, as part of this you will receive free entry into the show with a discounted ticket available for a parents/guardians (must be pre booked). to find out more visit our dedicated Scout and Guide pages.