As we move towards a new normal, RHET are busy upskilling and developing new content for schools and teachers to engage with.
Our Online Extravaganza in June generated 2,540 clicks over the course of the two days and demonstrated the online appetite for engaging content.
This project also involved working with a wide range of partners. We are keen to continue working with experts from various food and farming sectors moving forward.
The school summer holidays usually provide the RHET team with the chance to catch up on work that we have not been able to get round to in term time. However, this year is proving to be a bit busier than usual.
We are currently developing online teacher training content. If you are a teacher and you would like to let us know what you are interested in, here is your chance to participate in a short survey. The results of this will help steer online content development.
We are also in the process of developing new teaching resources, which will help those looking to cover food and farming in the classroom. There are several new resources in the pipeline, including a nursery resource book and a food miles/seasonality poster.
There are many great resources already out there, that we are also happy to promote and share with schools. If you know of a resource you think we should be sharing let us know and we can add it to our online resource portal.
The online learning possibilities are vast, but we want to make sure that we get it right. There are ample opportunities to get video footage from farmers for use with schools, however we are aiming to produce a high quality product that will provide a useful learning tool. This means developing guidelines, reviewing content and spending that little bit of extra time to develop these.
We are also going to be making more use of our blog to keep you up to date with what is happening, so watch this space!
As we move forward with a new term rapidly approaching, RHET remain as relevant as ever.
We will adapt to continue meeting our aim of delivering food and farming education to young people and teachers.
- Sara Smith, RHET Learning and Development Coordinator
Sara has worked with the RHET team in Ingliston for six years delivering teacher training sessions, developing resources and helping at various events across Scotland. Her varied role makes every day a learning day.