Countryside Day 2013 was held in July at the North Somerset Showground. The event built on the success of the event in 2011 with primary schools from Bristol and North Somerset spending the day learning about where their food comes from and traditional and modern trades which make up the fabric of our varied countryside.
In 2011, for the first time, the North Somerset Agricultural Society organised a free educational event for local school children. The event aims to educate children on the production and origin of food and different aspects of countryside management.
The Society believes that educating future generations about the importance of agriculture is crucial in the face of ever worsening food security and the threats to food supplies from climate change and an ever increasing population.
Countryside Day is now to be held every 2 years. If you would like to get your school involved in 2015 or feel you can contribute with education about a rural skill then please contact Tim