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17th March 2021

Living Land will return as a virtual event on 6th May.

Despite the pandemic, the Kent County Agricultural Society have announced the Living Land will return as a virtual event on 6th May.

The Living Land is a free event for school children in years 3 and 4 to learn about food and farming. The event usually invites schools to the Kent Event Centre to see a variety of educational displays, but this year the event will be based online.

Students will be able to watch a collection of videos covering all aspects of farming and agriculture, including rearing livestock, tractors and machinery, and growing vegetables. There will also be a series of livestreams for children to ask questions of farmers and food producers.

James Forknall, chairman of the Kent County Agricultural Society, said: “We were really disappointed that we could not run the Living Land as normal in 2020 so we were determined to bring it back in some form. We decided to take the event online so we could continue to provide this valuable learning resource to as many school children as possible.”

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

The Virtual Living Land is free for everyone who would like to take part and will be available from 6th May. The resource will then remain accessible for teachers, parents, and students to revisit throughout the year. Those interested in taking part can sign up on the Kent County Agricultural Society website.