Children from Tweedmouth West First School visited North Bellshill Farm to see what lambing is truly like. The visit was organised ahead of the Children’s Countryside Day being held near Wooler on Thursday 5th June. Johnny Renner, chairman of the Children’s Countryside Day Committee, meets pupils Frazer Wills and Olivia Brown.
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the award-winning CCD, the annual competition for the schools is set to be a BIG one! Forty different schools are coming along to have ‘Fun in the Field’ and to learn about where the food they eat really comes from.
The Glendale Agricultural Society organises this event, to give children of all abilities aged between 5 and 9 years, first-hand experience of rural life.
In the ten years since it started, the Society has educated over 15,000 children. Many children these days do not know where their food comes from, so the aim of the Children’s Countryside Day really is to help children to learn about the food they eat and the importance of the rural community.
Further information about Glendale Agricultural Society and the Children’s Countryside Day can be found on www.glendaleshow.com. Anyone schools interested in attending the Children’s Countryside Day can contact Ruth Oldfield on 01668283868 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.