7 June 2013

The Sill stops off at Glendale Children’s Countryside Day

The Sill team stopped by the Glendale Children’s Countryside Day yesterday, to take part in fun-filled seed bomb making master classes with school pupils from around the county.

The pupils were given the opportunity to have-a-go at making the seed bombs out of clay and seeds, which they were then able to take home with them afterwards to plant.

Pupils have-a-go at seed bomb making with The Sill team

Georgia Villalobos, Learning and Participation Coordinator for The Sill project, said: “Children’s Countryside Day is a great opportunity to get children learning about the rural environment. Seed bombs offer a fun and exciting way of teaching children about our native wild flowers and introduce them to the important work Northumberland National Park and farmers are doing to encourage wild flowers through upland hay meadows."

As the development phase for the new Landscape Discovery Centre and Youth Hostel at Once Brewed, gateway to Northumberland National Park, gathers pace, the team will be working with teachers and schools to develop an extensive activity programme.

Georgia continued: “It was great to meet teachers and school pupils today at the show and talk to them about the opportunities available with The Sill.”

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