School applications open for the Great Yorkshire Show

Date Posted: 21/12/2018

Schools can now apply for tickets for the Great Yorkshire Show, which is suitable for both Primary and Secondary schools to attend.  

The event, which will take place from 9th to 11th July 2019 in Harrogate, provides an opportunity to learn about food, farming and the countryside.

Primary school pupils can benefit from focused learning opportunities in the Discovery Zone, where free interactive workshops which explore food, farming, the environment and the great outdoors will be available. Workshop topics can vary from making bread to discovering how hydraulics work.

Secondary school students can benefit from the cross-curricular experiences on offer, as well as the opportunity to engage with potential employers and industry specialists throughout the day. Workshops will also be available in the Discovery Zone for Secondary students.

All of the workshops will be provided by the show’s partners, all of which have been selected for the quality of their delivery and the educational content of their activities.

About the Great Yorkshire Show

The Great Yorkshire Show is an annual event that celebrates the best of British farming, food and agriculture.

The 2019 show will feature a performance from motorbike stunt riding team, The Bolddog Lings, as well as a return from Rosemary Shrager and the Kuoni Catwalk Fashion Show.

Judging rings will feature a range of animals from cattle to sheep, pigs and pigeons, while the show will be drawn to a close with the annual show jumping competition, Cock O’The North.

Information for teachers

•    The 2019 timetables will be forwarded to teachers once they are published in June.
•    The interactive map, available online (www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk/interactive-map), can be used to plan your day.  
•    Wristbands will be sent to you one to two weeks before the show, these are the entry tickets for both staff and students and they must be securely fastened before arriving the showground.
•    The best place to picnic is on the hill below the Discovery Zone.

School benefits

School groups of ten or more will benefit from discounted entry to the show.

For more information, visit www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk.

Image: Grand Cattle Parade at the Great Yorkshire Show (Photo Credit: Great Yorkshire Show)

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