03 January 2024
New opportunities to bring kids Country into the classroom.
KIDS Country, the 'Highly Commended' nominee for the British Potato Industry Awards' marketing category, is again looking for primary schools to get involved in its campaign which seeks to improve knowledge and understanding of the potato industry and food production generally.
With the start of the Spring Term across the East of England, Kids Country, the education programme run by the East of England Agricultural Society, are reminding primary schools across the region of the opportunity to get booked in to one of its themed workshops which are now all run exclusively on-site in schools.
Kids Country’s Education Manager, Sandra Lauridsen, said: “Our Kids Country events bring hands-on learning experiences that help Key Stage 1 and 2 children (age 5-11) to understand things like where food comes from, the value of eating nutritional in-season produce grown here in the UK, food miles, and keeping safe in the countryside.
“We are focused on bringing memorable experiences to schools in our community, which helps children to make more meaningful relationships with food and the countryside that surrounds us all. In the East of England we are lucky to never be very far from both nature and productive farmland, and helping children to understand both is so important.”
As well as the confirmed programme, Kids Country can also create bespoke workshops for schools.
Volunteer growers take time out of their busy day to bring tractors into playgrounds, give talks and arrange visits, and Sandra praised those who have pledged their support.