Month: May 2014

Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Barn and Maze at East of England Showground

Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Barn and Maze at East of England Showground

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The KIDS COUNTRY team are moving on with development of a rural education area at the East of England Showground with support from Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) and Central England Co-operative.

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Perkins volunteers and PECT foresters planting Willow Maze in January this year.

In January arguably the biggest willow maze in the country was planted as part of the Forest for Peterborough scheme and in collaboration with PECT – and 70 volunteers from Perkins Engines.

Within two years this will be in use as a wonderful fun and learning resource for all ages. After finding their way around the puzzle and being inspired by willow structures along the way, children will be able to have a go at crafting with willow up at the thatched barn learning centre.
But that’s not all, around the barn a butterfly garden is being developed and a walk from there across between some ponds, the children will find a bee observatory and bird hide, all in place ready for May 2014.

Education manager Sandra Laurisden says “This has all been possible because of the support we have had from Central England Co-operative. They have a commitment to children’s education and could see how their own initiatives could be developed at the Showground in conjunction with the Kids Country team and the Bee Keepers Association.”

barnSchool groups will start to enjoy these new facilities from May. Plans are in hand to add a range of learning resources along a food and farming theme in the barn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

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1
Fri
all-day Winter Stock Festival @ East of England Showground
Winter Stock Festival @ East of England Showground
Dec 1 – Dec 2 all-day
Winter Stock Festival @ East of England Showground
The Winter Stock Festival (Formerly East of England Smithfield Festival), our premier Winter Primestock Show returns on the 1st and 2nd of December 2017.   Whats on? Trade stands, Product demonstrations, Seminars, Livestock & Lamb …

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Thu
all-day NAAC Contractors 2017 @ East of England Showground
NAAC Contractors 2017 @ East of England Showground
Dec 14 all-day
All UK contractors are urged to come along to Contractor 2017 on 14th December and join the only event focused entirely on agricultural contractors. Contractors may be ‘Farming’s Best Kept Secret’, but they must not be …

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