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

Jun
29
Fri
all-day Kids Country- Food & Farming Day @ East of England Showground
Kids Country- Food & Farming Day @ East of England Showground
Jun 29 all-day
Kids Country- Food & Farming Day @ East of England Showground
The Kids Country Food and Farming day brings around 7000 school children onto the site to learn about where their food comes from and how it is made. If you would like to get involved, …

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Jul
6
Fri
all-day Just Dogs Live @ East of England Showground
Just Dogs Live @ East of England Showground
Jul 6 – Jul 8 all-day
Just Dogs Live @ East of England Showground
Members are entitled to Free entry to this event upon presentation of a valid membership card at the entrance. For more information about Just Dogs Live- Incorporating the Championship Dog Show, please visit the dedicated …

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