Farm­ing show is food for thought

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - FRONT PAGE -

THOU­SANDS of chil­dren from across the county had the chance to get closer to na­ture dur­ing a Liv­ing Land event at the Kent Show­ground. Or­gan­ised by the Kent County Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety, the day gave pri­mary school pupils the op­por­tu­nity to learn more about farm­ing and the coun­try­side. Some 3,800 chil­dren at­tended the show­ground at Detling, near Maid­stone, from 82 pri­mary schools across Kent. The seven to nine-year-olds and their teach­ers were guided by stew­ards around the var­i­ous ar­eas, in­clud­ing the farm­ing zone, the hor­ti­cul­ture zone, the forestry zone, the ma­chin­ery zone and the live­stock zone. So­ci­ety spokesman Paul Hunt said: “The chil­dren par­tic­u­larly liked the cheese and sausage­mak­ing stands and of course the live­stock proved to be a mas­sive hit. The idea was to give the chil­dren a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of where food comes from and the pro­cesses in­volved in its pro­duc­tion.”

Pic­ture: Matthew Walker pd1202416

Jet the Har­ris Hawk from Ea­gle Heights with pupil Poppy Winch from Bethers­den Pri­mary School

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