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Springtime Live Yorkshire Event

Spring has Sprung in Yorkshire

NGO ET Regional Representative Ann Shepherd recently spent a day at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate for the Springtime Live event. She reflects on the very busy and successful day.

The day was a great success, it exceeded my expectations. The support from the staff at the showground was brilliant both before and on the day.

The display area we had was at the end of an aisle and this enabled more visitors to notice the exhibits and encouraged them to STOP and interact with the various areas of interest which included;

  1. The daily life of a Game Keeper.
  2. The history of game keeping.
  3. Children's Fun activities.
  4. Conservation Activities.

The NGO ET stand was open, so all visitors could walk around the display table and exhibits which enabled greater personal conversations and opportunities for everyone. The children loved it, some came back more than once.

I also had a display for anyone involved in education. As a result I have been able to inform a number of schools about the work of the Educational Trust and gave out posters with all relevant details of the website and my own contact details. I was able to show and share some of the resources, including the CDs. I took my laptop so they were able to have a brief look at some aspects they could develop back in the classroom and in the countryside on visits.

I have contacted a number of visitors who wanted more information about my role and I have also invited two visitors to my school for a visit to discuss the possibility of developing a link.

The children loved the hands on, practical activities and the stuffed animals. This encouraged lots of discussions and questions. They also like their goody bag. I also was able to support a student who was interested in following a game keeper qualification. I have passed on the relevant addresses/ websites.

All in all a very successful day at Springtime Live with the NGO Educational Trust

Posted: 30 May 2014

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