Practical Learning

Education is a key activity within NAFAS and the BB&O Area.  Practical workshops provide opportunities to share knowledge and learning experiences.







‘Speak Up for Flowers’: Saturday 20 April 2024

This half day Refresher Event for Speakers is open to any member of the Area who would like to learn more about speaking confidently in public.  An invaluable skill for your Club life – and any other situation where you find yourself needing to “speak up”.  It will be held 1.00 to 3.30 pm on Saturday 20th April 2024 at Old Windsor Memorial Hall, Old Windsor, Windsor SL4 2RN.  Book your place by clicking on Speaker Refresher Session Booking Form

‘Sticky Spring’ Workshop: Thursday 30 May 2024

This workshop, tutored by Kim Wright,  is suitable for all levels of flower arranging experience – beginners welcome.  It will be held 10.30 to 3.00pm at Holyport Memorial Hall, Moneyrow Green, Holyport, Maidenhead. SL6 2NA. Book your place by clicking on 2024 Sticky Spring Workshop Booking Form

‘Foam Free Pedestal’ Workshop: Friday 27 September 2024

This workshop, Tutored by Sandie Draper, is particularly suitable for those preparing church pedestals – beginners welcome.  It will be held 10.00 to 3.30 pm at St Mary’s Church Hall, Wexham, SL3 6LH. Booking form to follow.

‘Christmas Wreath Workshops’: Dates 2024 TBC

One, or possibly two, Christmas Wreath workshops are planned for later in the year – dates and venues to be confirmed.

Would you like to improve your basic teaching skills?  

One of the key aims of NAFAS is to deliver education.  In BB&O we have many qualified teachers who deliver first class workshops and courses locally and nationally, but we also have many members who just teach the occasional club workshop and this is an equally valuable way of passing on our skills.  To help members deliver such small-scale teaching in a consistent and effective way, NAFAS recently developed the Basic Teaching Course.  This low key course does not lead to a teaching qualification but aims to provide the practical knowledge and skills needed to deliver club level workshops. The BB&O Area is considering delivering one of these courses, although maybe via Zoom.  There will be two parts: a theory section and a practical session to include a micro teach.

Students will need to purchase the Basic Teaching Manual (£5) downloadable from the NAFAS website, and there may be a nominal charge for our members wishing to attend.  If you are interested, please email  (including your name and telephone number) or phone Jackie Page on 07779 396 325.