Children discover that cheese doesn't grow on trees

Children will be learning that cheese doesn't grow on trees when they spend a day in Glendale's country classroom.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 01 June, 2018, 08:44
Wooler First School pupils at the Thomas Sherriff stand at an earlier Children's Countryside Day at Wooler. Picture by Jane Coltman

That was one of the alarming results of a British Nutrition Survey which Glendale Agricultural Society is hoping to correct at its annual Children’s Countryside Day on Thursday, June 7.

More than 1,600 eight to 10-year-olds from 40 schools across the region will be encouraged to grow their knowledge and weed out the worst of their misunderstandings.

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The annual event is designed to be interactive, involving and personalised – giving all children the chance to meet farmers and producers, their products and animals, face-to-face.

Organiser Rachael Tait said: “The Countryside Day is unique in the UK. For many children in the region, a visit to the Countryside Day is often their first experience of rural life and an important way to connect the working countryside with the food on their plate.”