Countryside Day memories wanted

Whittingham school pupils and  Ruth Oldfield

Whittingham school pupils and Ruth Oldfield

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More than 15,000 youngsters have attended the Children’s Countryside Day at Glendale Showground over the past 10 years.

Now, event manager Ruth Oldfield is seeking the many memorable experiences she hopes have been imprinted into the children’s minds.

She is asking for anyone who has ever attended the event to send in their experiences and these will be uploaded to an online archive of impressions they are collating.

Ruth said: “We would really appreciate it if children and young people with memories of the day could send them in with their name and contact details to, or post them to Glendale Agricultural Society, The Cheviot Centre, 12 Padgepool Place, Wooler NE71 6BL.”

She is looking for both words and pictures. If you are under 18, your ideas and pictures must be accompanied by a statement of permission from your parents.

The award winning Children’s Countryside Day was first staged by Glendale Agricultural Society in 2004 and has now become a key feature in the summer curriculum of schools in Northumberland and Tyne and Wear. Its key aim is to make children more aware of where their food comes from.

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