On 30th June, in support of Back British Farming, Germains attended the Kids Country Food & Farming Day at the East of England Showground, Peterborough. This year’s event entertained over 7,000 school children from 69 different schools.
Children from across seven counties came together to learn about where their food comes from, the importance of agriculture and the countryside.
Germains presented an interactive display hosted by Mr Carrot and Miss Tomato, encouraging children to discover more about how our magic seed technology helps vegetables, sugar beet and flowers grow. This involved an activity to match colourful coated seeds to their full gown vegetable and become a Germains superhero!
There were a number of other activities available for the children to interact with, including a Kids Kitchen, an opportunity to sit inside a combine harvester and visiting the animals from Monach Farm.
Sofina Haris from Bridge Junior School, Leicester commented “Wow! What an amazing fun and hands on experience for both staff and children! Meeting real people who are in the field of food and farming, spending time and learning from the experts, looking and tasting British grown snacks and foods, watching a sheep show and learning how sheep are sheared, importance and how to grow your own food, the African village, information on farming in Africa and much, much more.” “A very big Thank You to all the farmers, experts and professionals who were there running an activity or workshop, they were very patient and friendly with the children and very enthusiastic and passionate to share and teach the children.”
Due to the success of the event, the 6th annual Kids Country Food and Farming Day will be returning to Peterborough on Friday 29th June 2018.