Countryside Day 2011

Countryside Day July 2011

“From Plough to Plate”

Students spent the day learning about where their food comes from, the industries involved in countryside management and the people whose livelihoods depend on it.

Outlined below are some quotes from exhibitors, Teachers and school children alike.

‘I attended an amazing day in Somerset, where a number of farmers organised an open day with the objective of re-connecting schools with agriculture. All aspects of agriculture were displayed over 2 fields and a 3rd field was full of buses bringing children from all over the area to really find out the basics of where their food comes from. The event was meticulously organised and run with military precision and hopefully it will turn the tide of agricultural and societal disconnect which has been happening……..A lot of hard work can and will pay off, this brilliant model really needs to be replicated across the country, so that a new generation understands and is sympathetic to agriculture.’

Martin Humphrey, Humphrey Feeds

‘I would like to express my thanks for the wonderful North Somerset Countryside Day you organised for the children. We thoroughly enjoyed the day which was expertly co-ordinated………. I cannot remember a more enjoyable or informative school trip in my experience over twenty years.’

Deputy Head, St Patricks Primary

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Many thanks to our generous sponsors, without whom this event would not have been possible!

  • Auction of Promises
  • Countryside Alliance
  • Bristol Airport
  • Bristol Charities
  • Butcombe Church collection
  • His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales Duke of Cornwall
  • The Elmgrant Trust
  • North Somerset Council
  • The Merchant Venturers
  • Quartet Community Foundation
  • Wrington Vale Dance Committee
  • ¬†Yatton Farmers