East of England Agricultural Society invites Beaver and Cub groups to our ‘out of the classroom’ learning experience all about identifying our garden birds, building a bird box, making bird food and lots more here at the East of England Showground from 10.00am to 12.30 pm on Saturday 25th January 2014. Places are limited to 200 children.
Kids Country is our programme of events aimed at Key Stages 2, 3 and 4. It will run through the calendar year, delivering a learning experience in a fun and active way through food, farming and countryside topics. It is also designed to interface with the Children’s University initiative which is in turn supported by the Peterborough Learning Partnership. We believe that children should spend their free time playing outdoors, getting dirty in the mud and looking for bugs. Most children cannot identify our most common garden birds and will not be aware of blackbirds singing in the trees or the song thrush out searching for worms in the garden! Nature is all around us, in our school grounds, in the local park and in everyone’s gardens.
The Kids Country ‘Birds Go Wild’ is all about birds, trying to encourage children to stop, look and listen. It is fully aligned with the national curriculum at the key stage 2 (children 7-11 years of age)