COUNTRYSIDE DAYS 2014
The annual event for schools throughout Yorkshire and Humber was held at the Great Yorkshire Showground on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th June with around 3,000 children passing through the gates over the two days.
The event is aimed at bringing aspects of the countryside to primary school children in Yorkshire and Humberside.
A total of 231 children came into the Normanby Pavilion to look at live bees, spot the queen, taste honey and look at pollen under microscopes – and generally have a great time.
As usual a bee based competition was held with this year’s topic being “THE LIFE OF A BEE”.
Fifteen schools rose to challenge and after some interesting entries three prizes were awarded:-
£100 to Mill Hill Community School, Northallerton
£75 to Hookstone Chase Primary School, Harrogate
£50 to The Hill Academy, Thurnscoe, Barnsley
And a highly commended prize of £25 to Sessay CofE Primary School
Hookstone Chase’s entry incorporated the Tour de France or the Grand Depart with bees cycling round Buckingham Palace.
It was a pity that none of the two royal visitors managed to see the display as I am sure that they may have recognised the place.
The winning entries were displayed over the three days of the Great Yorkshire Show with both Hookstone Chase & Mill Hill schools coming along to collect their prize money and having their photographs taken with Nigel Pulling, the Chief Executive of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society.
An exhausting two days but enjoyed by all who visited and, more importantly, those trusty band of helpers who gave up their time. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE.
Schools Day Organiser