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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

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

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

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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Kids Country Launches Make a Minty Competition

    Download the Minty Face and for further information: Make a Minty Challenge Minty is the name given to the happy sheep with a starring role on the Kids Country logo. Schools attending the Food and Farming Day on 5th July are being challenged to bring along a life size Minty made by the […]

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East of England Agricultural Society appoints new Chairman

At their AGM on the 19th March the East of England Agricultural Society elected Mr Andrew Riddington as their new chairman.  Mr Andrew Riddington thanked outgoing Chairman Andrew Sharpley for seeing through a period of significant change during his three year term of office. Mr Sharpley welcomed the appointment of Andrew Riddington as the incoming […]

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Kids Country volunteers and supporters deliver resounding success

13th March saw the first part of the Kids Country potato story as part of the Grow your own potato day here at the Showground. Over 400 children had a fun time planting their seed potatoes and watching a dramatic re enactment of yesteryear before learning about nutrition and the history of the humble potato. […]

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Celebrity Status

Many members will have seen the advertising campaign in national newspapers run by Morrisons and in which our very own Council Member and Director Charles Horrell took a starring role. Morrisons were promoting their commitment to supplying 100% British sourced meat and acknowledged that it was people like Charles who were the farmers they knew […]

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Volunteers needed…

The Society is running a campaign to attract new volunteers. With a packed programme of agriculturaland educational events, we rely upon volunteers from members and their friends at becoming involved to ensure the successful delivery. We are working hard to ensure that our volunteering programme is fun and rewarding for all those involved. If this is […]

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Funky Chunky Chicken Soup

Bythams Primary were the winners of the first Kids Country “Country Soup Challenge”. A number of short-listed schools visited the Showground’s professional kitchens where our chefs helped the children produce soup designed by them. The three finalists had their soups on sale at the Smithfield Festival and the most popular soup won a team trophy […]

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