The North Somerset and Bristol Group attended the North Somerset Countryside Day on 10th July, organised by the North Somerset Agricultural Society.
Approximately 2,300 enthusiastic and excited school children attended this event which is aimed at raising awareness of what goes on in the countryside, and more particularly, how their food is produced. Each group was escorted round the activities by volunteer stewards, many of whom had farming connections themselves. The activities meeting farm animals, working farm machinery, and learning about different processes such as milling and butter making. Other activities included traditional crafts, bee keeping, horse racing, ferrets, forestry and of course, conservation organisations such as the Hawk and Owl Trust. So much to see and do!
In all, an exhausting but rewarding day.