Take the classroom to Bloom in the Park 2017


Have no blooming idea of what to do for this year’s school tour? Would you like to take your class on a fun day out to Ireland’s largest garden, food and family event? If so, then we are inviting you to register your class for a chance to visit Bloom in the Park, brought to you in association with Bord Bia.

Packed full of exhibits and activities, Bloom is an exciting education experience for pupils of all ages. This outdoor event will take place from Thursday, 2 June 2017 to Monday, 6 June 2017 in the Phoenix Park, Dublin.

 

How to enter?

To register your class for a chance of visiting, please email info@agriaware.ie with the subject line BLOOM 2017 attaching the completed registration form, which must include:
• Teacher’s name and contact details (mobile preferred)
• School name and class
• Roll number
• Number of students and teachers wishing to attend
• Preferred day to visit (either Thursday 1 June or Friday 2 June 2017)

Please note, that as much as we would like all registered schools to attend, places are limited. Teachers will be awarded a place on a first come first served basis. Preferred visiting days cannot be guaranteed.

Closing date for entries is Monday, 15 May 2017.

If your registration has been successful, Agri Aware’s team will contact you to confirm your place and arrange your visit.

Teachers must be aware that this outdoor event will be attended by the public. Schools must supply their own transport and food. For more information on Bloom in the Park, please log onto www.bloominthepark.com.

 

What to do at Bloom?

If you are lucky enough to secure a place to attend Bloom in the Park, your class will be taken on a guided educational tour throughout the Food Village. You will visit the Incredible Edibles polytunnel where you will learn about Irish produce and hints on how to grow and harvest crops. You will also stop by the Farmyard at Bloom and learn about Irish farming and agriculture and see the animals at the show. Your tour will conclude by stopping off at the SEED Organic School garden where you will learn more about school gardening and experience all the activities on display.


Miscellaneous

The Bord Bia and Agri Aware tour will take no longer than 45 minutes. You will be given a map of the event site with key interesting points when you visit. Outside of your scheduled tour, you will have the rest of the day to explore the many exhibits on display around the site.

If your registration has been successful, Agri Aware’s team will contact you to confirm your attendance so you can start planning your trip!

Reminder: This trip is extremely popular amongst teachers and schools, and as much as we would like all registered schools to attend, places are limited, so be quick to avoid disappointment.

 

We look forward to seeing you there,

The Incredible Edibles Team