‘Festival of Farming’ gets underway

THE Royal Highland Education Trust’s (RHET’s) “Festival of Farming” has begun.

More than 3,000 school pupils are due to visit Scotland’s farms over the next fortnight.

Alistair Marshall, chairman of the RHET, said: “Our ‘Festival of Farming’ will run from 7 to 18 November and, during this time, we will have a designated webpage where schools will have access to a wide range of digital farm visits and talks.

“The activities will cover a variety of topics for every academic level and we hope pupils and teachers will get involved with the live question and answer board.”

Learning and development coordinator Sara Smith added: “RHET activities may be known by some but certainly not all teachers in Scotland and this festival of farming project is a way to snap shot our work providing unbiased material on how food is produced in Scotland.

“The learning resources linked to our activity all tie into the curriculum.

“Experiential learning is a key way to bring learning to life and what better way than using all your senses on a working farm?

“Our services are free to schools.”

Read more stories from Scotland’s schools on Scottish Field’s education pages.

Plus, don’t miss the November issue of Scottish Field magazine.