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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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Asda Sponsors Kids Country Programme

Asda Sponsors Kids Country Programme

2013 has seen the introduction of a year round programme of education events all based around a food and farming theme culminating in a big day on 5th July which will be the largest childrens event ever held in Peterborough, as far as we know. The Society’s plans were given a real boost when Asda …

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Kids Country at Open Farm Sunday

Kids Country at Open Farm Sunday

Our Kids Country Team will be at Park Farm Thorney to join in their fantastic Open Farm Sunday. This is on the 8th and 9th June from 10am to 4pm. A regular feature in the farming calendar now and with thousands of visitors it makes for a great day out and a chance for a …

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Marshal Papworth Trust Celebrates 100th Student

Marshal Papworth Trust Celebrates 100th Student

At 6.45 am Saturday 27 April the first students began to arrive at the airport, a student onboard the flight from Malawi became Marshal Papworth Trust’s 100th scholar.  The trust celebrated with a barbeque and cake with the students who made up 107 Marshal Papworth Trust scholars to date. Following the success of the short …

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