After postponing their popular fully booked Cubs and Beavers Day in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Peterborough-based children’s education initiative Kids Country were thrilled to work with local farmers and food producers to provide a whole month of activities on the theme of pumpkins, culminating in a Virtual Cubs and Beavers Day on Saturday 31st October with over 700 virtual event visitors.
With learning resources that could also be accessed by schools and parents at home, the Virtual Cubs and Beavers event centred on in-season pumpkins, from the life cycle of a pumpkin to tasty pumpkin recipes, showing children that there’s more to the Halloween favourites than fun carving!
Sandra Lauridsen, education manager for Kids Country, the East of England Agricultural Society’s education programme, said: “With 2020 looking so different for children, we were thrilled to be able to offer another virtual solution with our Cubs and Beavers Day, which we were confident there would be an appetite for after our popular Virtual Food and Farming Day in July.”
Sandra continued: “Of course, we would rather be welcoming children back to the East of England Showground in person, but we really believe that the events our Kids Country programme has delivered this year helps children in school and at home to learn about food, farming and the environment in a way that not only supports the national curriculum, but also provides some much needed fun!”
With their Winter Warmer Soup Challenge coming up in November, and virtual solutions to the ever-popular Breakfast Weeks in December and January, Kids Country are pleased to support schools educating and nurturing the next generation during challenging times.
More information can be found on the Kids Country events page: https://www.kids-country.co.uk/events/