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"We had a really good harvest and the children were all involved in watering them and topping up the soil. In the end we had about 40 potatoes 🥔 which the kitchen cooked for us on Friday after two children scrubbed them.
"The children were really impressed with the taste of them and enjoyed eating them. I think it has definitely helped raise awareness of how to grow their own food and it has inspired some to have a go themselves.
"This has been a really worthwhile project and I would like to thank you for all your efforts."
- Leona Benson, P6B teacher, Pentland Primary
This box is available to borrow for periods of up to a fortnight. Contents include books, jigsaws, DVDs, costumes, finger puppets, grain samples, toys and photos. Ideal for nurseries or P1/2.
Please contact the RHET Lothian Coordinator, Karen Valentine, at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an enquiry.
RHET Lothian can help you with:
For Primary and Secondary schools.
RHET Lothian has a number of farms in the area with a network of volunteer farmers and their families who kindly give their time to support RHET. A farm visit can support many areas of the curriculum such as environmental studies, IT and business studies, technology, science, mathematics and enterprise. Visits are provided from Level 1, linked to experiences and outcomes, and compliment DYW, STEM and LfS agendas.
We carry out regular risk assessments of all participating farms to the standard recommended in the Health and Safety Executive’s Guidelines on Educational Excursions. Around two weeks prior to the actual visit, the class teacher will visit the farm with our Project Coordinator to meet the farmer, walk the route and check over the risk assessment.
For Nursery, Primary and Secondary schools.
We have a network of trained classroom speakers, made up of volunteer farmers from the local area, who can visit your school and bring farming and the countryside to life. Once a booking has been confirmed, the speaker will contact the teacher to discuss the format, content of the session and curriculum links.
Some ideas are:
These are only suggestions and all talks are tailored to meet individual needs.
To find out more about what RHET Lothian can do for you, including resources, project and events, please contact:
RHET Lothian Project Coordinator
Phone: 07541 901703
RHET Lothian Facebook page