Wooler vet takes up role for Children's Countryside Day
Pam Brown, from Alnorthumbria Veterinary Group in Wooler, has been made a member of the Glendale Agricultural Society's (GAS) Children's Countryside Day committee.
Pam has been involved in the Children’s Countryside Day for eight years, helping out at the event as a steward.
She said: “When I first started helping at the show, it was a real eye opener to see how little children know about where their food comes from. It is great to see them progress over the course of the day, to really understand farming and the important role agriculture plays in food production.”
Pam has worked for Alnorthumbria Veterinary Group in Wooler as a mixed vet for the past ten years. She is also married to Glendale farmer Robert Brown, so she is well placed within the community to advise on agricultural matters.
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Pam said: “I am delighted to have been nominated onto the Children’s Countryside Day committee. It is such an honour and I am particularly proud to be helping to educate young people on rural matters.”
Last year, the event, which is always held at the Glendale Show site, was attended by 38 schools from across Northumberland and North Tyneside.
Through the 65 exhibitors and more than 150 volunteers giving up their time to exhibit and support, all of the children were given a tremendous insight into farming and country life.