Kent Agricultural Society’s Living Land will return as a virtual event

The Kent County Agricultural Society has announced Living Land will return as a virtual event in May. (stock footage from a live event from the previous year)

Submitted for publication by Becky Parrock

The Kent County Agricultural Society has announced that this year’s Living Land event will return as a virtual event on Thursday, May 6. In previous years the show would have invited schools to the Kent Event Center in Detling, near Maidstone.

This is a free event for school children in Years Three and Four to learn about food and farming. Students will be able to watch a collection of videos covering all aspects of farming and farming, including raising livestock, tractors and machinery, and growing vegetables. There will also be a series of live streams allowing children to ask questions of farmers and food producers.

James Forknall, president of the Kent County Agricultural Society, said: “We were really disappointed that we couldn’t run Living Land as normal in 2020, so we were determined to bring it back in some form. We have decided to hold the event online so that we can continue to provide this valuable learning resource to as many school children as possible. »

“We already have some fantastic content online. Videos covering everything from lambing and egg hatching to harvesting and tractors will be included. We also organize activity packs for schools to request to provide a hands-on element to the Virtual Living Land.

The Virtual Living Land is free for anyone who wishes to participate and will be available from Thursday, May 6. The resource will then remain accessible to teachers, parents and students to revisit it throughout the year. Those interested in participating can register on the Kent County Agricultural Society website.

Amalia H. Mercado