Three Little Pigs Attend The Glendale Childrens Show

6th June 2013

Assisted by the big bad wolf, three ‘green’ little pigs educate children in sources of sustainable building materials.

School children from across Northumberland and Newcastle upon Tyne were greeted by three little pigs and a big bad wolf at this year’s Glendale Agricultural Society’s special Children’s Countryside Day, held on June 6th. Members of staff from George F. White, an exhibitor at the event, turned into children’s story book characters for the day to deliver the famous story with a ‘sustainable twist’.

In their display, George F White used interactive exhibits to support the story and stimulate interest and learning. The three ‘green’ little pigs talked about what renewable energy the pigs could use today to power their homes, with wind certainly been favoured by the wolf!

The 21st century 3 little pigs demonstrated how renewable materials grown in Northumberland can be used to build a house. This includes straw and wood used as building materials and even wool as insulation. As a result, the children decided that perhaps modern day pigs may not consider brick at all!

“Schoolchildren are the future, raising their awareness of issues now that surround the use of building materials and their sustainability together with the successful impact of renewable energy is vital.” says Robert Moore of George F White. “It is very important for businesses to be involved in the rural community and to put something back into the system. We are delighted to be supporting this excellent event.”

The aim of the day organised by The Glendale Agricultural Society is to educate children in all aspects of farming and rural life. Attended by approximately 1500 children aged between 6 and 9, they experienced first hand, and for many the first time, all aspects of rural life and agriculture. It gives the visiting children from Tyneside and Northumberland a unique opportunity to experience the relevance of farming and food production and how this can impact their lives.

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