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Bayer CropScience & Farming and Countryside Education Awards 2013

Bayer CropScience & Farming and Countryside Education Awards 2013

The Society’s Kids Country Team has made it through to the second round in this year’s awards – in its first year! In announcing this, the Awards organisers said ” We would like to congratulate you on the excellent work you are doing to ensure children and young people learn where their food comes from …

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Fantastic Potato day for green-fingered schools

Fantastic Potato day for green-fingered schools

More Photos in the Gallery 400 schoolchildren grew and harvested potatoes in a competition at the East of England Showground to learn where their food comes from. The harvest potatoes event was organised by Kids Country, which is an education programme that teaches children about food and farming. The 15 participating schools planted their potatoes …

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Inspiring visit to Finlays by African students

Inspiring visit to Finlays by African students

The Marshal Papworth team arranged for the African students to visit the Finlays factory in Bedfordshire this month.  Finlays is one of the world’s largest producers and packers of Fairtrade flowers. It was not just the students who were blown away with what they saw as the Marshal Papworth team also found the scale of …

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Cracking day at the Showground

Cracking day at the Showground

200 Schoolchildren around  Peterborough are now ‘eggsperts’ about chicks and hens after attending a Happy Chicks Day at the Peterborough Showground. The Happy Chicks Day was organised through the new education programme Kids Country, which teaches children all about food, farming and rural life. Children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 learned the importance of …

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A Celebration of Hunting – Peterborough Festival of Hunting Wednesday 17th July 2013

A Celebration of Hunting – Peterborough Festival of Hunting Wednesday 17th July 2013

The Peterborough Festival of Hunting is celebrating its 125th Anniversary on Wednesday 17th July with hounds from around the country competing in the annual celebration of the hunting hound and rural pursuits. At the heart of the Festival is the prestigious Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show with over 1,200 hounds representing the best in modern foxhounds, plus harriers, beagles, …

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Judges meet to consider entries for Queen Mother’s Handwriting Competition

Judges meet to consider entries for Queen Mother’s Handwriting Competition

For many years the Society has been running a schools handwriting competition. This attracts hundreds of entries every year from around the region. It is evident that there are many teachers who support the importance of hand writing skills in a text driven world. The judging panel consist of three experienced head teachers who have …

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Leader of the City Council Pleased to Support the Biggest Ever Childrens Day in the City

Leader of the City Council Pleased to Support the Biggest Ever Childrens Day in the City

  The 5th July 2013 sees the biggest ever childrens event in Peterborough.  The East of England Agricultural Society has developed a fun education programme under its Kids Country programme.  I am delighted that the City Council through Councillors and its officers have been able to help support the project right from the word go.  We …

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Upcoming Events

Aug
9
Wed
all-day Equifest @ East of England Showground
Equifest @ East of England Showground
Aug 9 – Aug 13 all-day
Equifest @ East of England Showground
Please see our dedicated event website for more information: www.equifest.org.uk There is a £10 parking charge for all cars, members of the East of England Agricultural Society are entitled to Free entry upon presentation of a …

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Oct
8
Sun
all-day Autumn Food and Country Fair @ East of England Showground
Autumn Food and Country Fair @ East of England Showground
Oct 8 all-day
Autumn Food and Country Fair @ East of England Showground
For more information on this event please visit the dedicated show website http://autumnfoodandcountryfair.co.uk     As a Society, we invite you to visit our stand in the Atrium to find out more about what we do. …

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