Pupils flock back to the countryside as Children's Countryside Day returns to Wooler

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More than 1,500 pupils descended on Wooler as the Children’s Countryside Day returned for the first time since 2019.

The event, organised by the Glendale Agricultural Society (GAS), is designed to give primary school children a first-hand experience of rural life.

Rachael Tait, GAS secretary, said: “It is so important to show children where their food comes from, and what a great resource our countryside is.

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"During lockdowns, there were queues in some supermarkets, but farmers never let their customers down.

Children's Countryside Day.Children's Countryside Day.
Children's Countryside Day.

"We hope recent experience and seeing how our food is produced, up close, will help the next generation really appreciate agriculture and farming.”

Each school was tasked with creating a flag that best fits the set theme. This year the organisers were looking for flags with the children’s interpretation of climate change.

Judged by Cllr Mark Mather, the winners were Morpeth Stobhillgate First School, with Otterburn Primary School and Norham First School coming second and third respectively.

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