Throughout the year, RHET organise Food and Farming days. These are events where a number of different providers offer short introductory sessions to pupils from several different schools.
Over the course of the day, the pupils may visit 5-8 different organisations to hear more about food, farming and the countryside.
The sessions on offer vary between areas but may include topics like livestock, vegetable production, arable farming, bread making, butchery and farm machinery.
Volunteers are key to the success of these events. As well as running some sessions, volunteers help ensure the day runs to time and may get involved as stewards or guides for the school groups attending.
Speak to your local coordinator to find out more about when the next Food and Farming day is happening in your area.
We are keen to hear from you if you are interested in volunteering with us at the Royal Highland Show in 2021. You can register your interest here
Some areas have boxes full of props which you can borrow to take into school.
These boxes contain a selection of animal feed, hay, wool and straw samples in sealed bags, an ear tag and passport, images of farming (either laminated or on memory sticks), information from Quality Meat Scotland and posters and what’s in season information.
If you want to make your own talk box we would encourage you to do this as the props you use can tell your own unique story.
Please remember that everything you use should be clean and in the case of feed samples enclosed to prevent problems with allergies.
If you are in any doubt about the props you want to use, please speak with your coordinator.