Kids Country set to help school children learn all about British grown food and nutrition this Autumn
After a well-deserved summer break for schools, Kids Country are ready to welcome primary school pupils from Peterborough and the surrounding areas to an Autumn jam-packed with fully booked foodie events.
Kicking off in October, Kids Country – the educational arm of the East of England Agricultural Society – will be working with primary schools for a week of their Autumn Apples Event, a half day of activities and learning, including the history of British apples, and chatting with British apple farmers to understand more about how these wonderful fruits are grown in the UK and their nutritional benefits. The event is delivered into schools, where children will also plant an apple tree on school grounds for future generations to enjoy.
Kids Country education manager, Sandra Lauridsen, says: “We have always believed that engaging with young children about food, farming and the countryside is so important to shaping their decisions as adults, whether that’s what snack they might choose, how to cook a high nutrition but low-cost dinner, what behaviour they might display when in the countryside, or even whether they might be the next combine harvester designer of the future. Helping young children to think about sensible food choices is more important than ever this year.”
In November, Breakfast Week is already sold out, with the team of educators and volunteers set to head into three primary schools in the area.
Sandra continued: “It is encouraging that schools are still so engaged with helping their students to understand where their food comes from, how it is grown in local fields by farmers, and the nutritional impact of this home-grown food. We are also grateful to all the food and farming businesses and our corporate and individual volunteers that make time to help us in our aim to deliver exceptional, hands-on learning experiences for children based around food, farming and the countryside.”
“We are thrilled that both the Autumn Apples Event and Breakfast Week are already fully subscribed, and we can’t wait to kick the programme off!”
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