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North Yorkshire School Children Learn About Countryside Ahead of Great Yorkshire Show

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2:35pm 11th June 2013

Thousands of children went to the Great Yorkshire Showground at Harrogate for the annual Countryside Days event to have fun and learn more about rural life.

Among them was Charley Liversedge, from Nun Monkton Foundation Primary School, near York who's shown with one of the hens at the Countryside Days event at the Great Yorkshire

The popular two-day event, organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, is a chance for primary school pupils from across the region to get close and personal with animals, and discover the important role farmers play in producing our food and looking after the countryside.

It’s a mix of fun and education for the 6,000 schoolchildren from more than 100 schools from as far afield as Bradford and Brighouse, Saltburn and Selby and Ampleforth and Askrigg.

This year, there were a host of new activities and workshops lined up to keep the children entertained, including paper making and cricket , as well as old favourites such as fly fishing, willow weaving, bread and butter making, rag rugging, dry stone walling and even horse logging.

The Yorkshire Agricultural Society is the organiser of the annual Great Yorkshire Show which this year takes place at the 250-acre showground from Tuesday 9 – Thursday 11 July, and its sister event, Countryside Live, which takes place in October.

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